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Lisha Kill Forest Preserve
gateway to an ancient forest
Niskayuna, New York

PHOTO DYarrow 12/1/01

Lisha Kill
Forest Preserve

Rosendale Road
Niskayuna, New York

Second Survey Team Visit
August 31, 2002

Team Leader: David Yarrow
Assistant: Howard Stoner
Data Sheet: LishaKill-ds01

Saturday morning, August 31, four people gathered in the old Niskayuna Grange Hall parking lot on Rosendale Road.

Lisha Kill forest has a balanced mix of species:

Individual trees in Lisha Kill are very old.
Topographic Map
Lisha Kill Preserve
Niskayuna, New York
click to enlarge

Howard Stoner measured the height of a few trees with his homemade clinometer.
Directions to Lisha Kill
from Albany:
  • I-90 west to I-87 (Northway)
  • north to exit 6 (NY 7)
  • west 4.4 miles to Mohawk Road
  • right (north) .7 mile to Rosendale Rd
  • left (west) .8 mile to River Road
  • straight .3 mile to
    Old Niskayuna Grange Hall
    on the left, next to fire station

    from Saratoga:
  • I-87 south to exit 6
  • then west on NY 7 as above
    from Schenectady:
  • Troy-Schenectady Road (NY 7) east to Mohawk Rd
  • turn left (north), then as above
    from the west:
  • I-90 (NYS Thruway) to exit 25
  • I-890 to exit 2 (NY 7 east)
  • NY 7 east to Troy-Schenectady Road, then as above
  • Only one

    Our August survey did not provide much opportunity
    for more information
    Patriarchs:
    Lisha Kill may harbor old growth majesty

    Schenectady Gazette, Nov. 18, 2001

    Counting the forests' senior citizens
    Albany Times Union, Dec. 2, 2001

    There is a good supply of downed trees and woody debris,
    for more information
    on old-growth forests:

    www.championtrees.org/oldgrowth/

    The December outing wasn't a good opportunity to assess wildlife
    Lisha Kill Preserve
    along an ancient highway amid 100 foot trees
    Niskayuna, New York

    PHOTO DYarrow 12/1/01



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