Living with deer in Staten Island

Deer populations are increasing across the United States. In fact, there are more deer in North America today than any time in history. Within New York City, populations of white-tailed deer are growing and expanding in the north Bronx and Staten Island. Deer benefit from abundant food and shelter available in those boroughs’ parks and green spaces.

Interpretive and Trail Navigation Signage made possible by Con Edison

On Saturday, June 4, in celebration of National Trails Day, the Greenbelt Conservancy unveiled new trail-side interpretive signs that explain the flora and fauna of our natural areas park. “Way finding” signs are also new throughout the trail system; they will better help hikers navigate the Greenbelt’s extensive trails system.

Greenbelt cited as New York City’s Remotest Spot

Inspired by ecologists, Rebecca and Ryan Means, Eben Pindychk of the “New Yorker” magazine, set out to find the remotest region in New York City. Guess what he discovered? The ecologists run “Project Remote,” an endeavor to locate and visit the point farthest from a road in all fifty states. Click the heading to read the full article.

Buck’s Hollow Natural Areas Restoration

The NYC Parks Natural Resources Group (NRG) is conducting restoration work in Buck’s Hollow in the Greenbelt, as a part of the PlaNYC MillionTrees forest restoration initiative. The objective is to restore and enhance native swamp forest (wetland) habitat and remove the threat of a deteriorating tree canopy. The 6.8 acre site is located near the Greenbelt Nature Center, southwest of the curve in Rockland Avenue. Soon you will also see a restored forest.