Preserve is instrumental in placing the Eastern Woodrat on the New York State endangered species list

Dan Smiley writes a letter to the Department of Environmental Conservation expressing concern about the woodrat’s disappearance from the Shawangunks. As a result, New York State declares the Eastern woodrat an endangered species and begins a breeding program.


Photo: DEC staff releasing Woodrats on the Preserve as part of a Woodrat study from the Mohonk Preserve Archives