What can I do?
Manage and protect woodlands
Think about the forest when you plan new buildings or driveways.
Get inspired! Take a visit to Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Sanctuary & Center and other sites to learn about forest management.
Manage your woodland (and deer population!) so new trees can grow. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties offers educational programs and assistance in natural resource conservation, climate change, and more.
Contact the Columbia Land Conservancy to learn more about how to manage your land.
NRCS Soil and Water Conservation District offers technical and financial assistance to farmers for practices to improve farm operations and the environment.
Women Owning Woodlands hosts a web project that offers forestry information to woodland owners and forest practitioners. They publish news articles, blogs, personal stories and organize events.
The Keep Forests Healthy Assessment and Scorecard was developed by The Nature Conservancy and Cornell Cooperative Extension to help landowners identify the strengths and risks to the long-term health of their woodlands.
Protect water quality in the Taghkanic Creek
The Department of Environmental Conservation's Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators (WAVE) program trains volunteers and teams to collect information about insects living in streams.
Trout Unlimited is a nation-wide organization that works to protect and restore trout streams. Volunteer opportunities may be available with the Columbia County chapter.
Tell a friend why you care about the Taghkanic Headwaters!
Build connections and community
Participate in volunteer programs like the Follow the Forest Initiative to track forest health in your community.
Become a volunteer with the Amphibian Migrations and Road Crossings Project, which helps frogs and salamanders cross roadways safely when they migrate to their annual breeding habits.
Connect with the local stakeholders and municipal Conservation Advisory Councils (CACs) involved in developing this plan. Find your Conservation Advisory Council here.