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Microburst in Hidden Valley Preserve On June 27th, we received a call from a hiker in Hidden Valley Preserve that trees were down on some trails, and she was “seeing sky where I usually see trees!” Upon investigation, we discovered that a microburst from the previous day’s thunderstorms had snapped off or blew down hundreds of trees on about 15 […]

VISTA Summer 2023

In this VISTA, we take you “behind the scenes” of our land trust, offering you a glimpse of the day-today activities and long-term work involved in protecting and stewarding the lands you love. From acquiring critical conservation lands to stewarding our forests and waterways and ensuring high quality hiking trails for your outdoor enjoyment, Steep […]

VISTA Summer 2015

What’s in this Issue: Vernal pools; Steep Rock Vision; New Trustees; Students lead Judea Garden; Explorations in Nature events; Reich Bridge reopens; and The Van Sinderen family and Hidden Valley. Read this issue: VISTA Summer 2015

VISTA Summer 2006

What’s in this Issue: Changes at Macricostas; Hidden Valley Memorial Bridge; White pines; and Shepaug River. Read this issue: VISTA Summer 2006

VISTA Spring 1999

What’s in this Issue: Letter from the President; Hemlock wooly adelgid; Hidden Valley bridge repair; FAQs; Conservation easement; Eagle Scout project at Steep Rock; Goshawk followup; Trail closed to mountain bikes and horses; and Shepaug River Case. Read this issue: VISTA Spring 1999

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Steep Rock Association
PO Box 279
Washington Depot, CT 06794