Mohonk Preserve

I heard a good story on WAMC about the Mohonk Preserve in the Shawangunk Mountains of New York. The preserve is one of the oldest land trusts in the country and is New York’s oldest non-profit nature preserve. It is often confused with the Monhonk Mountain House, a year round resort located near the preserve. The hotel and the preserve are unique entities. I have had the pleaure to visit both of them and they are treasures. The preserve has more than one hundred years of climate data, and a tremendous amount of information on ornothology. They have tracked migrating bird patterns over the years and some amazing conclusions can be drawn from the information. Many of the species are no longer leaving the preserve, which is a sign that dramatic shifts in the climate’s weather patterns are underway. As the planet has warmed, they have remained within the preserve year round. The Shawangunks are also famous for the cliffs that have drawn rock climbers from all over the world. Some of the best mountaineers in the country have cut their teeth at “the Gunks.” Hearing the story on WAMC reminded me that we have to preserve special wilderness places. Mohonk is not far from New York City, but it seems like a world away.

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