For many of us at this time of year, the phrase “taking down the tree” refers to an activity we’ll find ourselves engaged in when the holiday season winds down.
As far back as the 1800s, private fishing clubs began to buy sections of Catskill rivers to protect their fisheries, because indiscriminate logging and overfishing were taking their toll on native trout populations.
HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne Pike Trails and Waterways Alliance (WPTWA) has received a $40,000 matching grant from the state of Pennsylvania. The grant, announced by Gov. Tom Wolf’s office, will help fund a feasibility study for a massive 15-mile project to build recreation trails from the Greater Honesdale area to Hawley.
The memories of ruffed grouse are usually of one or two birds at a time flushing suddenly from their hide and disappearing rapidly between the trees of the forest in a flourish of noisy wing beats. Hunters and other people who frequent the ruffed grouse’s habitat will say that the grouse is one of the most secretive birds in the woods.
WEST TRENTON, N.J. — The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) has announced that Andy Smith’s “Rapids on the Mongaup in the Fall” entry was chosen as the winner of the commission’s Fall 2017 Photo Contest. Seventy photographs were submitted by 21 individuals for the contest.
The holiday season is in full swing, and while that’s mostly a wonderful thing, our appetites for overconsumption can lead us astray at times.
LAKE ARIEL, PA — Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station & Environmental Education Center will host a Deck the Halls Tour on Sunday, December 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. Take a hike to the Adirondack great camp, and enjoy hot cocoa at the Watres Lodge aterward.
PIKE COUNTY, PA — Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in 19 counties across Pennsylvania, including Pike County, can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely and easily next year through the Department of Agriculture’s CHEMSWEEP Program.
I usually take a hike through some nearby forest first thing in the morning when home, about a mile or so if the weather is not too severe. Most mornings over the last two weeks I have been hearing a flock of wild turkeys around the same spot. There is a field where they like to browse for food, and where there are many oak trees nearby.
Bryan Cope is open space coordinator for Northampton County, PA and the chair of the Scenic Wild Delaware River (SWDR) Stewardship Council. This is one of a series of columns focused on the SWDR Geotourism Project, one of only 23 geotourism programs created by National Geographic worldwide.