Get Involved with the NY Highlands Network

There are many ways you can help the conservation efforts of the New York Highlands Network.

Learn more and get involved with conservation efforts in your town:

Philipstown Comprehensive Plan update
Climate Smart Community Philipstown (Task Force)
Philipstown Clean Water Initiative

Putnam Valley
Putnam Valley Natural Resources Inventory

Cornwall / Blooming Grove Natural Heritage Project – Open Space Inventory (attend November 19th presentation to learn more)
Cornwall Natural Resources Inventory

Other Local Initiatives
Putnam County Climate Smart Community and other Climate Smart Communities in New York
• Kent truck stop (read more in the Town Board minutes and agenda)
Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community / Warwick Appalachian Trail Community
• Putnam Highlands Audubon Society’s Breeding Bird Count and Christmas Bird Count

You can also contribute to scientific research by getting involved in these community science projects:

iNaturalist and Seek: mobile apps for identifying and recording flora and fauna sightings
eBird: mobile app for recording bird sightings
Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Great Backyard Bird Count (February 14-17, 2020)
Hummingbirds at Home
Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMa)
Globe at Night
North American Butterfly Count

Additional national community science initiatives are listed on the Community Greenways Collaborative website.