Only about an hour drive from Midtown Manhattan, Black Rock Forest and Schunnemunk State Park are intact native forest ecosystems providing natural habitat for bears, bobcats, coyotes and otters, as well as chestnut-oak forests and pitch pines.
Since 2010, we have been working to protect the wildlife corridor between the 3,800-acre Black Rock Forest and the 2,700-acre Schunnemunk State Park.
Habitat for wildlife
Many of the animals in the area survive by moving across large, unfragmented areas during different seasons. These lands feature mature deciduous forest and high-quality waterways—and in recent years have become increasingly surrounded by development.