Tree inequity doesn’t just affect large cities. It exists right here in the Hudson Highlands. Learn more about tree inequity in our communities, and what local conservation groups are doing to remedy it, in the latest issue of Relearning Highlands History.
Learn about the 2021 New York-New Jersey Trail Stewards program at Breakneck Ridge in this update from Trail Steward Melanie Schuck.
In recognition of Juneteenth, we were inspired to revisit the ending of slavery in New York. Slavery was officially abolished in 1827, making New York the first state to pass a law completely abolishing slavery, but the ending is far more complicated than just a single date.
To help bring the stories told through our Relearning Highlands History series “to life,” we have begun to lay the groundwork to create a heritage trail that will highlight sites relevant to the history of Black and Native Americans in the Hudson Highlands.
This issue of Relearning Highlands History considers the complex history of the relationship between land ownership and social justice, as told by Richard Rothstein in his book The Color of Law.
HHLT's Board of Directors has announced that Michelle Smith, Executive Director since 2016, will step down as of May 31, 2021. Katrina Shindledecker, longtime Director of Conservation, has been named to succeed her.