Mount Nittany News

  • Mount Nittany Trails Added to Google Street View

    Mount Nittany Trails Added to Google Street View

    Thanks to the generous donation of time and resources from Mount Nittany Conservancy board member Brian Stouffer and his company TurnKey Logistics, all of Mount Nittany’s public trails are now captured on Google Street View. Whether you are a regular hiker or haven’t made it up the Mountain in many years, you can explore all of Mount Nittany’s trails using the street view feature, navigating images up and down the trails. Simply go to Google Maps and drag the yellow…

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  • Mount Nittany Hikers Meetup.com Group Launches

    Mount Nittany Hikers Meetup.com Group Launches

    The Mount Nittany Conservancy recently formed a group on Meetup.com — a platform designed for members of local communities to meet new people and pursue their mutual passions together. The group, called Mount Nittany Hikers, hopes to organize all who love the Mountain and the outdoors. The service will coordinate group hikes for those who want to get to know Penn State’s picturesque Mount Nittany and Her trees, trails, and views. We recently held our first group hike, led by…

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  • Looking Up at Mount Nittany, Wherever We May Be

    Looking Up at Mount Nittany, Wherever We May Be

    As summer quickly fades and the fall season approaches us, it’s important to take a moment and reflect. Mount Nittany serves many purposes for the inhabitants of the Nittany Valley, but as the winds of change draw nearer, one can look ahead and see those physical effects of seasonal change reflected in the Mountain.  Currently, the leaves of the trees who call the Mountain home still vibrantly display the lush green of summer. Slowly, but surely, her leaves will begin…

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  • Celebrating Centre Foundation’s 40th Anniversary and Mount Nittany’s Future

    Celebrating Centre Foundation’s 40th Anniversary and Mount Nittany’s Future

    The Mount Nittany Conservancy has partnered with Centre Foundation for many years. Centre Foundation stewards more than 0,000 in Mount Nittany-focused endowments thanks to the love and generosity of so many across so many years. These endowed funds produce annual revenue that contributes toward the all-volunteer Mount Nittany Conservancy’s annual budget. Centre Foundation provides the Mount Nittany Conservancy stability and sustainability for our continuing work to conserve the Mountain for Penn Staters, Central Pennsylvanians, and all friends of nature. Gifts…

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  • Mount Nittany Conservancy Surpasses $10,000 in its 2022 Centre Gives Campaign

    Mount Nittany Conservancy Surpasses $10,000 in its 2022 Centre Gives Campaign

    Thank you to all who contributed to the Mount Nittany Conservancy’s 2022 Centre Gives campaign! We were grateful to surpass our ,000 fundraising goal thanks to the support of 55 donors. Although our total number of 55 donors was down this year compared to 2021’s 70 donors, our total raised this year of ,330 marked an increase over 2021’s ,777 raised. In 2020, by comparison, we raised ,625 from 62 donors. Centre Gives is a unique online giving event in…

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  • Joseph Carroll and the Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery

    Joseph Carroll and the Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery

    The Mount Nittany Conservancy mourns the death of Joseph Louis Carroll, the founder of Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, who died last November, shortly after the winery’s 31st anniversary. Joe had been an amateur winemaker for years before starting construction on his business in 1987 in the shadows of Mount Nittany’s southern slope. What began as a six-acre plot grew into one of the region’s leading hospitality businesses, where the thirsty came from around the world to sample Joe’s wines…

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  • ‘Rewilding’ Mount Nittany and Avoiding ‘Improvements’ to Nature

    ‘Rewilding’ Mount Nittany and Avoiding ‘Improvements’ to Nature

    Ars Technica reports on a recent study on “rewilding” released by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. What is “rewilding”? The International Union for the Conservation of Nature defines rewilding this way: Rewilding: the process of rebuilding, following major human disturbance, a natural ecosystem by restoring natural processes and the complete or near complete food-web at all trophic levels as a self-sustaining and resilient ecosystem using biota that would have been present had the disturbance not occurred. This…

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