Guided Hike at Bye Preserve on June 10, 2018 at 2pm

Take a tour back in time at the PRLC’s Bye Preserve on Sunday, June 10th from 2 to 4pm (link to map).  This short hike over moderately difficult terrain features impressive rock formations and abundant ferns and mosses.  Participants will learn how to read evidence of our vast geologic history in the outcrops and boulders along our route and will receive tips on how to identify the plants that we see.  Bye Preserve contains deciduous, riparian, and hemlock forests and harbors locally rare plants like Red elderberry and bladdernut.  The Preserve is adjacent to the spectacular Mill River Gorge and a large privately-owned forested area that has been proposed for development.  Hike leader Krista Munger will explain why protection and management are necessary to maintain habitat for wildlife in our region, and what you can do to help.  Please register with Krista at or 914-205-3533.

Learn to Identify Invasive Plants at our June 2 Volunteer Work Session

Our June 2 volunteer work session will be held at the Armstrong Preserve on June 2 at 10am-noon (link to map).  Participants will receive tips on how to identify invasive plants that negatively affect forest and watershed health.  Learn to protect native ecology in your own backyard by removing or controlling the spread of these undesirable plants, including Asiatic bittersweet vines, Japanese barberry, wineberry, and burningbush.  Join our Garlic Mustard Challenge and pull this tasty but environmentally noxious weed by the pound to make your own pesto!  We will meet at the kiosk and work nearby.  Please wear long pants and sleeves to protect your skin from ticks and thorns, and bring thick leather gloves and a shovel if you have them.  We will have some gloves and tools to share.  For more information or to register, please contact Krista at or 914-205-3533.


May 20 Guided Hike at Halle Ravine, 2pm

Please register ahead for this popular hike in one of Pound Ridge Land Conservancy’s best-loved preserves, the Halle Ravine.  This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Halle Ravine’s preservation as a cultural and natural history landmark in Pound Ridge.  Learn what steps we have taken to protect this rare, old-growth forest grove for future generations and how you can support those efforts.  Bring your children or grandchildren – all ages are welcome and will find joy and inspiration on our hike.  Expect to see frogs, turtles, birds, and very large trees. RSVP with Krista at or 914-205-3533.  



May 5, 2018 Volunteer Work Session at Halle Ravine, 10am to noon

Old and new volunteers will enjoy working in this beautiful nature preserve on any number of projects we have lined up for this season.  Tree fall took it toll on bridges, trails, and benches late this winter and repairs will continue into May.  We also need volunteers to help maintain forest and watershed health by removing invasive species in an emerging canopy gap off-trail in the preserve.  Participants can learn to identify native vs. non-native invasive species, and how to manage them, and will see and hear birds, frogs, and other signs of Spring.  All ages are welcome.  Parking is available at the preserve entrance on Trinity Pass near the intersection with Donbrook Road.  Please plan to arrive by 10am or find us along the trail.  Please direct questions to Krista at or call 914-205-3533.

Plant a Tree for Arbor Day in Carolin's Grove, Friday April 27

The Pound Ridge Land Conservancy will host our annual Arbor Day Tree Planting and Celebration, in conjunction with the Town of Pound Ridge Conservation Board, on Friday April 27 at Carolin’s Grove.  Volunteers are welcome to arrive between 10am and 4 pm to plant one tree or as many as they like.  We will provide gloves, tools, and 200 native tree saplings to plant just a short distance from the parking area at 220 Stone Hill Road. 

Expect to receive expert guidance on planting techniques that you can use at home, as well as advice on what native plants to choose for home landscaping and restoration projects.  Bartlett Tree Experts has partnered with us to provide trees for this ongoing restoration project supported by The Winfield Family Foundation and the Conservation Partnership Program of the Land Trust Alliance.  We are grateful for their assistance in reforesting canopy gaps within this important conifer stand and for the opportunity to involve the public in maintaining our healthy environment.


If you are interested in obtaining two free trees for your own use, please see the flyer here or go to Make sure to apply before April 15th, and remember to pick up your trees on April 27 or 28 at the Pound Ridge Townhouse.  This program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, DEC, NYSEG, and Pound Ridge Conservation Board. 

Earth Day Guided Hike at Armstrong Preserve April 22, 2018

Nature lovers of all ages are invited to the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy’s Earth Day guided hike at the Armstrong Preserve and Education Center, Sunday April 22nd at 2pm.  We will tour the outdoor classrooms of this 43 acre nature preserve including woodland wildflower gardens with spring ephemeral plants in bloom, a small meadow, and a vernal pool that will be hopping with frogs for our visit.  Enjoy viewing their activity from our new bridge that extends over the deepest reaches of this temporary seasonal wetland and learn why habitats like this are essential to amphibian life.  Bring your binoculars for possible migratory bird sightings or a camera for early flowers.  The Armstrong house backyard will be open for a guided or self-guided look at our native plant nursery and off-the-grid solar system, as well as our Land Steward’s small vegetable garden, chickens, and rabbits.  Your questions are welcome.  Please visit our website,, to learn more about what to expect at the Armstrong, and register to join us with Krista at 914-205-3533 or   We will begin the tour at 2pm at the preserve kiosk on the right as you enter and will end at the top of the driveway.  Parking is available at either location. (Link to directions).


Volunteer Work Session April 14, 2018

Calling all volunteers to Isaacson Preserve on Saturday, April 14th, from 10am to noon.  We need extra hands to clip Asiatic bittersweet vines that are beginning to overtake young forest in the uplands around Isaacson’s rare wetland habitats, which are known as fens.  We should be in full swing of amphibian breeding and songbird migration by then, with spring ephemeral wildflowers in bloom too.  This trail-less preserve is not generally open to the public and has only one dedicated parking space.  Volunteers should park at nearby Halle Ravine and walk north along Donbrook Road onto Dogwood Hills Road (link to map).  PRLC staff will meet you at the preserve entrance near 15 Dogwood Hills Lane and will have gloves and tools to share.  Please bring long-handled loppers or a handsaw if you have them.  To register for notice of weather-related cancellation and be added to our volunteer email list, please contact Krista at 914-205-3533 or