I did ask why Mohonk Preserve had to hire a security guard. It is because there have been death threats against some of the administrators. Wow, that's activism run amok.
My info on this is second hand too. I've only heard about one threat, not threats plural. The way I heard it is a Near Trapps landowner went to the visitor center and words were exchanged that resulted in Mohonk Preserve staff calling the New York State Police and the landowner being arrested and charged with menacing in the third degree.
The Preserve had previously filed a quit claim deed in an attempt to lay claim to part of this landowner's land. The Preserve's brand of avaricious and confrontational land acquisition can, apparently, quickly get out of hand.
My source of info is the Nears landowner. The quit claim deed is a matter of public record. It's the same quit claim deed I've mentioned a number of times before.