The Catskill Park: Inside the Blue Line Book Event

Join us (virtually) to celebrate the reprinting of The Catskill Park: Inside the Blue Line, published by Black Dome Press and originally released in 2004. The Catskill Park is a history of the Catskill Park (established 1904) and the Catskill Forest Preserve (established 1885). This region is one of the earliest experiments in environmental conservation in the United States, wherein wildlands coexist with private property within the blue line of the Catskill Park. 

On Thursday, March 25 at 7pm on Zoom, Kelli Huggins from the Catskills Visitor Center will moderate a discussion with author Chris Olney; Bill Rudge, Natural Resources Supervisor for NYSDEC Region 3; Heather Rolland, Past President of the 3500 Club; Aaron Bennett, co-founder and current Vice President of the Catskill Mountain Club; and Jeff Senterman, Executive Director of Catskill Center; on the history and future of the Catskill Park and Forest Preserve. Though all the panelists are well-known figures in and around the Catskills, this is a special opportunity to hear them all in conversation together about the park that has had such a profound impact on their work and lives. 

Click here: Zoom Event Link (no pre-registration required)

Catskill Park: Inside the Blue Line is illustrated with 32 pages of color photographs and more than 70 historical and contemporary B&W photographs, and includes the Carpenter Report, an 1886 inventory of the Catskill Mountains, including its streams and rivers, game forests and industry. The new edition will be available for sale through the Catskills Visitor Center and Black Dome Press as well as other local retailers. 

To join the event on March 25, simply click on the Zoom Event Link below. The program will start promptly at 7pm. Audience members will not be able to use video or audio during the program, but there will be an opportunity to ask questions and leave comments in the chat window, and Catskills Visitor Center staff will be on to provide assistance with any technical issues. 

Click here: Zoom Event Link (no pre-registration required)

For more information, please visit or call 845-688-3369. 


Thursday, March 25th, 2021

7 PM - 8 PM