John Burroughs occupies a permanent place in American literature. Though he was a leading literary critic in his day, he was a pioneer in the new school of nature writing and the most popular writer of his period in the field he made his own. Burroughs' legacy of some twenty-five volumes, of which more than a million and a half copies were sold during his lifetime, has had a profound influence on our appreciation of nature.
Wallkill Valley Land Trust House Tour: June 1st
The John Burroughs Association Announces the Awardees!
The John Burroughs Association announces that the 2013 winner of its prestigious John
The John Burroughs Association announces the results of its twenty-third
New Trails at Slabsides Grand Opening
Slabsides Day, Oct. 6, 2012
After four years of designing, planning, and building, the new trails at John Burroughs' Slabsides officially opened with the cutting of the bittersweet vine across the Ridge Trail in front of the cabin. Many of the trail volunteers, neighbors and friends looked on and the Hudson River Crossing entertained with fiddle music. Ed Kanze, Burroughs biographer and wilderness guide gave the keynote address, "Meeting Burroughs Deep in the Woods." Full story. Download the full 2-page Trail Guide as a PDF.
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We are close to meeting the required match under the grant from NY Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation that financed most of the Slabsides Trails Project. We need your help to finish. Donors of $100 or more will receive a keepsake thank you gift. Read more
The rustic cabin of John Burroughs was built in 1895 a mile and a half from his home on the Hudson. It served as a retreat for the naturalist for the last twenty years of his life as a place where he could write, study nature, and entertain his friends. Burroughs wrote some of the essays at Slabsides, a National Historic Landmark, that made him America's foremost nature writer of his time. To view upcoming events click on Slabsides Programs and Events.
The John Burroughs Medal Award was created in 1926 to honor outstanding natural history writing, a genre perfected by Burroughs. Awards are also given for the John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers and the Outstanding Published Nature Essay. To view the event, winning books, and the archive of past winners click on Awards.
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Stay in the loop to hear about the work of members and volunteers to develop and restore trails in the John Burroughs Nature Sanctuary. To view trail work and wildlife, click on Sanctuary.
Join us to make the legacy of John Burroughs known to nature writers, environmentalists, and conservationists. To view membership forms and make a donation, click on JBA.
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