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On a cold January evening in 2024, a group of property owners along the Lower Esopus Creek gathered inside a...

More Trees, More Needs: The Challenges to New York’s Modern Reforestation

When Europeans first stepped onto the Northeastern shores of what...

Capturing Winter’s Beauty by Camera Lens

The Hudson Valley is a photographer’s playground, from the weathered...

What Less Lake Ice In Winter Could Mean for Summer

On a rainy and foggy morning a few days after...

#SH60: Highlights from the First Six Decades of Scenic Hudson

Since its founding in 1963, Scenic Hudson has been a key leader in protecting the...

Restoring Resilience to Mawignack Preserve

A confluence of rivers is often a place of ecological diversity, thriving agriculture, and cultural...
A close view of a hop growing on a vine. Behind it is a red barn.

Can Hops Make a Comeback in New York?

Hops are little pine-shaped powerhouses. You may not even recognize them when you see them,...

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How Valley Vintners Are Facing Climate Change

Hiring helicopters to fly overhead all night to circulate air and prevent frost on vines. That’s just one of the...

Forest Farming Takes Root in Valley Woodlands

When you think about preserving farmland, sun-splashed fields filled with thriving crops might pop to mind. But a thick woodland?...
Farmers on a ladder pruning trees.

What Valley Farmers Have Been Up to Off-Season

The Hudson Valley takes on a different beauty in every season. This little pocket of New York enchants both locals...

Supporting Local Ag’s ‘Bloom Boom’

When the husband-and-wife team of Jenny Elliott and Luke Franco started their farm in 2011, the organic food movement was...

N.Y. Farmers Explore Silvopasturing As Climate Solution

Some Northeastern farmers have begun carefully shifting back to an age-old land management technique. It’s one that relies on a...

Eating Farm-to-Table All Winter Long

One of the true joys of living in the Hudson Valley is ample access to local farms, especially during growing...

Farm Food Directory

To support farmers, we’ve created a list of farms where you can purchase fresh vegetables and other produce. Most of...

Valley Hemp Farming: High Potential, With Some Pitfalls

When Congress moved to legalize industrial hemp farming late in 2018, there were cheers all around. Sen. Mitch McConnell, then...

10 Facts About the Dutchess County Fair

COVID put the kibosh on the Dutchess County Fair (and so much else) last year, so it's great to have...

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What Lewis Pugh Saw Swimming 315 Miles Through the Hudson

By Day 26 of his record-setting venture down the Hudson, endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh was enduring. He was some 270...

Rounding Up Family and Friends to Monitor Eels

Growing up in Queens, I never once thought, “I’d like to study eels one day,” but in early 2020 my...

The Shad Are Running — But for How Much Longer?

April usually marks the beginning of the shad run in the Hudson River, when adult males and females begin journeying...

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Danskammer Threatens Valley’s Health and Environmental Justice

Back in 2019, the New York State Legislature passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, mandating a decline in...

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Capturing Winter’s Beauty by Camera Lens

The Hudson Valley is a photographer’s playground, from the weathered mountaintops and towering cliff faces of the Hudson Highlands to...

Take a Field Trip into the World’s Prehistoric Past

Humans have existed for fewer than 200,000 years, which means a lot of interesting stuff happened on Earth in the...

Exploring the Palisades’ 200 Million Years of History

The Palisades — without doubt the Hudson Valley’s most unique geological feature — weathered a lot, literally and figuratively, over...

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Three Reasons This Land Save is a Plus: Nesbitt Farm

Helping to sustain a wildlife corridor that will prove crucial in helping plants and animals survive projected climate impacts, Scenic...

Three Reasons This Land Save is a Plus: John Burroughs Black Creek Corridor (Ulster County)

Providing the potential to advance recreational opportunities while preserving irreplaceable habitats and sustaining natural climate solutions, Scenic Hudson has received...

Three Reasons This Land Save is a Plus: Kelder’s Farm (Ulster County)

Subdivision and conversion to non-farming uses remain major threats to the Hudson Valley’s productive agricultural lands, causing their fragmentation at...

Three Reasons This Land Save is a Plus: Ulster County Riverfront

Achieving myriad scenic, ecological, and recreational benefits while strengthening local resiliency to climate impacts, Scenic Hudson has protected 180 acres...

Three Reasons This Land Save is a Plus: Bontecou Wildlife Conservation Preserve

Thanks to the conservation vision of generous landowner Gayle Bontecou and her late husband Jesse, 1,250 spectacular acres of woods,...

Three Reasons This Land Save is a Plus: Seven Wells

Visiting Dover Stone Church is one of the most fascinating outdoor adventures in the Hudson Valley. Seeing the potential to create public...

Three Reasons This Land Save is a Plus: Illinois Mountain

A prime mid-valley destination for recreation by foot or mountain bike, Illinois Mountain also is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife....

Three Reasons This Land Save is a Plus: Hudson Highlands

The Hudson Highlands are an ecological powerhouse and a hiker’s paradise. To increase opportunities for people and wildlife to benefit...

Three Reasons This Land Save Is a Plus: Athens Waterfront

With prime riverfront land in limited supply along the Hudson, public access to the storied river is vital. That’s partly...

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