Joshua Amir

Wildlife Tech Class of 2019Ardsley High SchoolMentor: Chris Nagy (MRG) Project: Impacts of deer on red oak seedlings in a managed forest Project Status: Ongoing Project Description: Josh Amir (Ardsley High School) monitored red oak seedlings for two years, and, combined with data from 2015 and 2016, estimated survival rates for young trees in our forest. Josh […]

Will Maynard

Wildlife Tech Class of 2019Brunswick SchoolMentor: Budd Veverka (MRG) Project: Exurban/Suburban Black Bear Occurrence and Activity in Westchester County (NY), Putnam County (NY), and Fairfield County (CT). Project Status: Complete Project Description: Will Maynard worked on our black bear study, and compared where we photographed bears and where people reported seeing bears to predictions of bear distribution […]

Grant from Westchester Community Foundation helps Restore & Enhance Meadow Biodiversity

The 935-acre Mianus River Gorge comprises an array of habitats, including meadows, flood-plain forest, wetlands, post-agricultural forest, and over 100 acres of old-growth forest. Invasive species enter these managed habitats via several pathways, the primary route being at the interface between forest and meadow edges. The new project, funded in part by a generous grant […]

MRG Welcomes Summer Interns

Welcome to our College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) Summer Interns The College Internship in Suburban Ecology Program (CISE) offers summer internships to college students and recent graduates who are interested in learning about the unique challenges facing urban/suburban natural resource managers. Through a variety of research and land management projects, interns are trained in […]

Cliff Trail Now Open

Mianus River Gorge celebrated the opening of the new Cliff Trail with donors, trustees, and the Jolly Rovers Trail Crew on Saturday, June 1, which was also National Trails Day. Many months in the making, the trail is nearing completion and can be safely navigated while the finishing touches are being applied. The trail was […]

Poaching :(

The popularity of certain edible plants and plants with value as nursery products has contributed to increased poaching activity and decreased biodiversity in the Mianus River Gorge. Plants in the Gorge often grow in isolated patches, several of which have been devastated by poachers. Current levels of poaching could lead to complete loss of some […]

Natural History

Geologists believe that tens of thousands of years ago, the Mianus River flowed from Banksville northward to the Stonehill River System in northern Bedford. South of the present day Gorge was another watershed flowing southward to Long Island Sound. The advancing Wisconsin glacier blocked the Mianus from flowing Northward and, as the glacier melted, it […]

2019 College Internship in Suburban Ecology (CISE) students wrap up at Mianus River Gorge

2019 CISE Students Wrap Up Each summer, Mianus River Gorge offers a highly sought-after internship for undergraduate college students with an interest in ecology. Under the tutelage of MRG staff scientists and graduate research assistants, the interns contribute to the Gorge’s on-going research in and around the Preserve. This year, four students were selected among […]

C’mon out for a hike!

Welcome to Mianus River Gorge! Have you hiked the newly opened section of the Red Trail this summer? Visited the iconic Havemeyer Falls? If you are part of a scout troop, hiking club, class, or other large group, why not consider an outing to Mianus River Gorge Preserve? Simply give us a call at (914) […]

Trails are open!

Trails are open! Welcome to the Mianus River Gorge Preserve, an oasis of rich woodland and old-growth forest one hour’s drive from New York City. The preserve is open to the public from April 1 through November 30 from 8:30am to 5pm for hiking only. The hiking paths are narrow and winding, well kept, yet […]