A visit to Lisha Kill offers a rare example of an old growth forest in a developed area. Some of the trees, namely the Eastern white pine and Eastern hemlock, are estimated to be well over 200 years old. There are flowing streams at this site, which have deep ravines through the underlying bedrock.
Before you visit, download a trail map.
David Van Wie Award
Congratulations to David Furman, who has been chosen as the 2012 David Van Wie Stewardship Award recipient. Since the early 1990s, Dave Furman, a retired Niskayuna elementary school teacher, served as the volunteer preserve steward for the Lisha Kill Preserve, one of the Conservancy’s most visited preserves in the Capital Region.
Dave’s varied responsibilities included taking care of the trails, interacting with visitors, and advocating for the Conservancy and the Lisha Kill. Earlier this year, Dave retired from his post as the Lisha Kill Preserve but will continue recruiting and training a steward successor for the Lisha Kill Preserve. The Nature Conservancy will always remember and be thankful to Dave for his service and dedication to our mission and in particular, his stewardship of the Lisha Kill Preserve.
The David Van Wie Stewardship Award was established in 1994 in memory of David Van Wie who, while facing a terminal illness, generously donated his time and energy to the Eastern New York Chapter’s stewardship program.