Lisa Holst, Rare Fish Unit Leader in the Bureau of Fisheries at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will present “Adirondack Fish Stories” on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Reamer Auditorium, at Union College. Refreshments will be served at 5 pm, with the presentation at 5:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. [Read more…] about Rare Fish Expert To Present Adirondack Fisheries History
In the Pioneer Category, Greene Smith, son of Gerritt Smith, the abolitionist and philanthropist from Madison County, was selected for being an advocate of protecting natural resources.
Greene Smith had an great interest in birds and became a taxidermist, donating over 300 specimens to Cornell University to help start the ornithology program there. Greene’s
Ornithon (or aviary) once stood at the Gerrit Smith Estate, now a National Historic Landmark in Peterboro, Madison County, NY. [Read more…] about Greene Smith Named To Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame
This week on The Historians Podcast, Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss an exclusive hunting and fishing club that existed for most of the twentieth century in western Quebec province in Canada. Many of the club members were from New York State and Amsterdam, NY, native Tom Pikul contributed anecdotes for the story.
Listen to the podcast here. [Read more…] about Amsterdam Area Folks Hunting and Fishing in Canada