Phil Benvin - master naturalist, hunter, wildlife tracker, and avid canoeist
experienced and dedicated conservationist of the outdoors and the outdoor life
- canoeing\kayaking - Listings like these enjoy passive recreation in freshwater and coastal waters, and are concerned about public access to put in places throughout Long Island.
- hunting - Listings like these support traditional use, public access, and conservation of public lands for hunting purposes.
- trails & maintenance - Listings like these ensure well designed, maintained, and accessible trails for passive recreational use, they're dedicated Long Island outdoors, whether hikers, mountain bicyclists, or equestrian riders. Attend one of their events, and you'll perfect your compass skills and learn more about local wilderness areas from experts who spend hours in the field. Also learn how to equip yourself with the best tools, packs, boots, and gear. And learn why and how trails come into existence, and what makes for a great trail.
- open space preservation - Listings like these specialize in either the care, protection, conservation, and or acquisition of park lands.
- rewilding - Listings like these specialize in bringing back Long Island grasslands, open fields, meadows, woodlands, and/or pine barrens, and/or wildlife. Specific activities include invasive species control, reintroductions of native flora and fauna, and/or the application of mowing or prescribed fires as an uplands management tool.
- wildlife of long island - Listing like these specialize in some aspect of the animals and wildlife native to Long Island. With their many years of experience in either the identification, illustration, conservation, protection, or reintroduction of wildlife, you can learn more about such topics as: life cycles, animal behavior, distributions, and food, shelter, and more.