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Position Announcement — Director of Land Protection
Join the Preserve Team! We are seeking an experienced land trust manager to fill the full-time position of Director of Land Protection. Application deadline is July 20, 2018. Click here to see the full position announcement and job description.
DUCK POND UPDATE - We have determined that two of the pond's drainage pipes are cracked and their valves are not functioning. We are working with engineers to develop a plan for repairs. While the water level is fluctuating, there is still leakage due to the pipes. Our Conservation Science team is monitoring the pond daily and we are also consulting with DEC and biologists specializing in ponds. Please stay off of the pond surface and, as always, be sure to keep all dogs on leash. We'll post updates here and on our Facebook page.
2018 PEREGRINE FALCON CLIMBING CLOSURE
6/18/18 UPDATE: BONTICOU CRAG CLOSURE LIFTED
We assessed the Bonticou Crag nesting site and determined that it is no longer active. Bonticou Crag is now open for climbing. The nesting sites at Trapps Cliff and Millbrook Cliff are very active and the closures for both locations remain in place.
Due to nesting peregrine falcons, the section of the Trapps cliff between and including the routes Wisecrack (5.6) and Scary Area (5.12) is temporarily closed to rock climbing. This closure is in effect as of March 19, 2018.
UPDATE — Bouldering Closure: Bouldering is OPEN directly along Undercliff Road ONLY. Bouldering in the talus slope between the boulder problems Atlas (V10) and Yikes (V9) remains temporarily closed.
At Millbrook Cliff, all climbs to the Right (north) of Westward Ha! are temporarily closed to rock climbing.
Help us to protect the fledging Peregrine Falcons. We ask that you:
- DO NOT use ascent trails or rappel routes that access this area.
- DO NOT use the trails at the top of the cliff in the closure area.
- DO NOT use the section of the cliff base climbers trail between these routes.
- PLEASE refrain from excessive noise making while in the vicinity of this closure.
As part of our commitment to excellence in land protection, Mohonk Preserve is applying for renewal of accreditation with the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. A public comment period is now open, and the Commission invites public input. For more information, click here.
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