This is a list of publications published by OCCA. Positions statements and other papers can be found on OCCA pages relevant to the topic you are searching. If you are having difficulty accessing the materials, or an electronic file is not available, please contact us at to receive documents via e-mail or regular mail.


Basswood Pond State Forest Self-Guided Blue Trail Map
Basswood Pond State Forest encompasses a total of 711 acres with five miles of hiking trails that form a rough figure eight. Basswood Pond covers 16 acres.  Click the link above to view the full publication or Printable PDF Copy

Energy Saving Tips
Quick energy tips that will help you save money and natural resources, and reduce heating bills.

Natural Gas Exploration Information Sheet
Page one discusses the natural gas exploration and drilling process as it relates to the private and public sectors. Page two includes advice to landowners and contact information regarding various natural gas drilling concerns.

Otsego Walks & Paddles
Nationwide, abundant natural beauty and open spaces are rapidly disappearing as development expands. In Otsego County, however, both residents and visitors still find peace and joy in the varied landscapes, green hills, streams, and lakes of our surroundings. To foster an appreciation of the many natural, scenic areas in and near Otsego County, OCCA has published Otsego Walks and Paddles.

Recycling: Above and Beyond
This brochure from OCCA provides practical alternatives to throwing things away — from appliances and electronics, to eyeglasses and hearing aids, to tires and tools — above and beyond Otsego County’s recycling programs.

Starry Nights in Otsego County
Details regarding light pollution, with examples of lighting fixtures designed to reduce sky glow, light trespass and glare.




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