Dr. Michael Kudish introducing the Basswood Trees. Cinemetographer: Jake DeNicola
The Forest History Program works from the ground up to include bedrock geology, glacial geology, soils (the meeting place of the geological and biological worlds), producers: plants, consumers: animals, decomposers, and climatology. The program hosts and conducts related workshops and gatherings for citizens of all ages.
The Human History Program illustrates the contributions and impacts of human activities related to the natural cycle of northeast deciduous forests. Focuses include: American Indian and European Settlements, Agricultural Clearing, Field Abandonment, and Forest Succession as well as industry and tourism.
CLEAN DRINKING WATER
The Clean Drinking Water Program is designed to bring further awareness to the critical importance of a healthy water supply. The Preserve is located at the headwaters of the Delaware River and is on the northwestern border of the New York City Watershed, the largest unfiltered drinking water supply in the United States. As the source of cool, clear springs and streams, it is vitally important that the water quality from stream to tap remains clean and sufficient. Almost 9 Million people in the New York Metropolitan area are dependent upon sound stewardship and active participation in the protection of the most vital resource to all living things. The Clean Drinking Water Program includes all aspects of global water awareness.