Paul Rubin is an expert Hydrologist, Karst Hydrologist, Geologist, and hydrogeologist
Paul Rubin is an expert Hydrologist.

Bluestone Wild Forest — Archaeology, Geology & Hydrology

HydroQuest is actively conducting field work to document archaeologic, geologic and hydrologic resources within New York State owned Bluestone Wild Forest in Ulster County, NY. This work has included mapping historic wagon roads, quarries, workshop areas, foundations, stone-walled pastures, a 163-year old farmstead, an abandoned railroad station, and unique geologic features that combine to portray an important early 19th and 20th century landscape. The forest is rich in history that is only now being revealed. Please peruse and enjoy the findings to date. The Power Point presentation is an excellent place to start.


Historic Bluestone PowerPt Presentation (6-14-21)

Proposed Historic Hemlock
Quarry District Map (6-9-21)

Fact Sheet
Quarries & Historic
Wagon Road (6-9-21)

Historic 1800s Land Use Map

Present Land Use in
Bluestone Wild Forest

Silica Dispersal Map (5-24-21)

State Parks Letter to
Town of Kingston

Fact Sheet
Historic Location of
Waughkonk Wagon Road

Geoarchaeology Report

Professor Walker Call for
SEQRA Review & Unique
Geology Recognition

Hemlock Quarry Report

Pickerel Pond
Hydrology Report

Letter to Town of Kingston
Planning Board (7-01-21)

Mining-Related Degradation
of Praymaher Brook
and Pickerel Pond