2020 Year In Review; 17,000 Members; 300,000 Visitors; 8,000 Volunteer Hours; 8,000 Acres; 1st New Trailhead in 25 years
Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Pin Oak Allee by Kate Schoonmaker; Climber by Andrea MacScott; Information Table by Gerald Liddelow; Spring on the Ridge by Jolie Parker; Testimonial Gateway Trailhead by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill
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Land Protection: 2020 Year In Review; 11 Miles of boundary monitored; 18 conservation easements monitored; New trail map and wayfinding signs launched; Began project to modernize survey and documentation for several legacy conservation easement properties; Grant recieved from Land Trust Alliance to support integration of climate change considerations into land protection and land management.
Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Autumn Forest by Sami Shub; Ed Pestone monitoring boundaries by Leonardo Vatkin; Ed Pestone and Julia Solomon by Leonardo Vatkin; Visitors at an Information Booth by Kate Schoonmaker; Julia Solomon by Leonardo Vatkin; Shawangunk Ridge by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill
Land Stewardship 2020 Year In Review; 78% increase in day pass visitation over peak visitation in 2019; Reconstructed the footpath leading from the end of Spring Farm Parking Lot to the Million Dollar View; Expanded the Trailhead Ambassador Program with volunteers stationed at the Visitor Center, Welcome Boulder and Testimonial Gateway; Preserve Rangers worked for four days to contain the second largest wildfire on the property in 25 years; The Testimonial Gateway Trailhead was fully staffed and open to the public for Memorial Day weekend.
Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Overcliff Carriage Road by Steve Aaron; Visitors on Undercliff by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill; Million Dollar View by Maryalice Citera; Trailhead Ambassador by Susan Lehrer; Smoke above the Ridge by Frank Tkac; Testimonial Gateway Trailhead by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill
Conservation Science 2020 Year In Review: 125 Years daily weather observations, Digitization of Daniel Smiley Index Card Collection completed - more than 14,000+ cards scanned and transcribed; 150+ observers have reported 5,000+ observations to our iNaturalist projects; 11 active research associates partnered with the Preserve to conduct cutting-edge research using out natural history data and observations collected on our lands; Monitored 8 freshwater springs; 11 vernal pools; 58 migratory bird arrival times; 190 plant phenology occurrences continuing data records begun by Daniel Smiley in the 1930s.
Photos (Top to bottom, left to right): Bluebird on a nest box by Carol Rietsma; Climate Tracker by Jolie Parker; Beaver Index Card from the DSRC; Yellow-rumped Warbler by Karen Maloy Brady; Peregrine Watch by Deborah Tracy-Kral; Fowler's Toad by Jane Vecchione
Environmental Education 2020 Year In Review; Provided online Nature Nuggets family-friendly outdoor nature-based activities suring the COVID school closures; Delivered new online public programs; Reached 72,000 online users with "Nature Nuggets" family-friendly activities; online users watched 1,300 hours of recorded webinars and activities; Piloted new remotely-delivered Outreach programs for classrooms including Hudson Valley Climate and Species Change and the popular Pond Keepers
Photos (top to bottom, left to right): San Miguel Academy in January 2020 by Cornelia DeDona; Thumpprint Insects by Cathy Shiga-Gattullo
Development and Membership: 2020 Year In Review; 17,000+ Members; 200+ Volunteers; 4,800+ residents served during Healthy Ulster; New event - Plein Air Art Walk at the Testimonial Gateway Tower
Photos (top to bottom, left to right): Pin Oak Allee Summerhouse by Maryalice Citera; Climber by Stephen D. Stewart-Hill; Trailhead Ambassadors by John Hayes; Healthy Ulster by Susan Lehrer; Testimonial Gateway by Kate Schoonmaker; Plein Air Art Walk by Karen Maloy Brady
Financial Highlights 2020 Year In Review: 2020 Public Support & Revenue; 2020 Program Expenses; 2020 Statement of Financial Position
Photo: Giant Swallowtail by Jane Vecchione

Mohonk Preserve is grateful to everyone who supports our mission to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world. Their generosity enables us to carry out our important work.


Banner Photo by Gerald Liddelow