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Latest News

Help Needed to Move Bridge at Halle Ravine Dec. 3

Krista Munger : November 26, 2016 8:35 am : News blog
We need extra hands to take out an old bridge and move a replacement into position in the far end of the Preserve.  Expect a fun and rewarding experience to cap off a year of successful trail and forest restoration projects at Halle Ravine.  The date is Saturday Dec. 3, and we’ll start at 10am at . . . more »

Amateur Geologists Converge on Bye Preserve

Krista Munger : November 22, 2016 11:30 am : News blog
Twenty-three people attended our guided geology tour of Bye Preserve on Nov. 12 and saw firsthand how history has shaped this land for the last 1.1 billion years.  Stay tuned for a summary and photos of what you can find on your next visit.

Assessing the Impact of Deer Browse on Forest Regeneration

Krista Munger : November 15, 2016 5:23 pm : Living Lighter on the Land, News blog
Forests in Pound Ridge and surrounding areas are under siege by one of the gentlest of animals, the white-tailed deer.  Deer are keystone herbivores and eat from five to seven pounds of vegetation per day.  In summer, deer dine richly on the buffet of tender plants provided by home landscaping.  In winter, our subsidized deer herds turn . . . more »

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