We are excited to announce that The Catskill Forest: A History by Dr. Michael Kudish will be back in stock very soon. If you pre-order the book by April 30, 2022, you will enjoy $6 off the new retail price of $55. We expect to ship orders by the first week of May. The sale price is good for individual, non-wholesale orders only. Get your copy now by ordering it here.


The result of more than forty years of tireless research, The Catskill Forest remains as important today as it was when we first published it in 2000. Copiously illustrated, it includes 25 maps showing the distribution of species and forest-products industries in addition to a full-color, large, fold-out map that shows the extent of the first growth forest, second and third growth forest, agricultural lands, burned areas, reforested areas, and landslides. This map can be purchased separately for framing, contact us for details. Five sections look at plant migrations to the region following the last glaciation, the impact of people on the forest, the forest regrown, mountain ranges, and forest industries. A must for anyone who loves the Catskills.


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