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Which species are being studied?



Trees and Shrubs


Resources for this site

(for registered observers):

  • Coming soon!

mianus river gorge

Bedford, New York


Organization description: 

The Mianus River Gorge was the first land project of the Nature Conservancy as well as the first National Natural History Landmark in the United States. Founded in 1953, Mianus River Gorge, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to preserve, protect, and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed through land acquisition and conservation, scientific research, and public education throughout the region. 

Organization Mission and Goals:

  • Protect over 1,000 acres in Bedford, North Castle, and Pound Ridge, NY and Stamford, CT, including one of the last stands of old-growth forest in the northeast US,

  • Manage a 830-acre nature preserve which is open seasonally and provides five miles of hiking trails and outdoor exhibits,

  • Conduct applied research and offer innovative research-based education programs for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, and

  • Work on initiatives to protect the Mianus River Watershed from its headwaters to the Long Island Sound.


Phenology Project Description:

The Mianus River Gorge Phenology Trail was piloted in Spring 2014 by staff scientists. The program is currently led by Sarah Hoskinson, Preserve Manager & Staff Scientist, and Chris Nagy, Director of Research and Land Management. They are currently seeking volunteers to help survey their trail 


To learn more about Mianus River Gorge research or to get involved: 

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