CDC - Woodlot Patch Cut for Wildlife and Regeneration

Woodlot Patch Cut
for wildlife and regeneration


In December of 2020, the McDonalds performed an Early Successional forest cut on 7.7 acres on their property in Coeymans Hollow, NY. The project’s goals were to improve wildlife habitat, especially for ruffed grouse and woodcock and with hopes to get some hardwood regeneration. Come take a hike on October 22nd to see the changes that have taken place over a two year period. Originally dubbed "Hurricane Ridge", parts of the area are now a flush with early successional growth, especially where Aspen is present. Much of the area is under threat by spongy moth infestation and time will tell what impacts this may have.

Gerry McDonald will discuss the evolution of the process for undertaking this project from the concept that occurred during the 2017 NYFOA winter dinner talk by Tim Russell of QDMA, to securing funding through NRCS to pay for the entire project.


The event will be held at:
249 Stanton Rd
Coeymans Hollow, NY 12046

starting at 9:30 and ending at noon on Saturday October 22. Please contact Carol at happyinthehollow@gmail.com to RSVP for the event.

There are several steep hills to traverse to reach the area of the cut and the hike can be challenging. The area is also directly accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles.


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