About Tug Hill Tomorrow

Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust is an independent, nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization based on Watertown, NY. We work throughout the 2,100 square mile region, serving portions of Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Herkimer and Oswego counties. Since 1991, we have permanently conserved more than 7,000 acres, and worked with over 50 landowners. The conserved land includes working farms, productive forestland, recreation and wild lands – all conserved through voluntary, private land protection. The conservation work of Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust protects wildlife habitat, maintains scenic vistas, encourages recreational opportunities, and fosters a renewed sense of community.

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Go Birding! Join us for a Birding Walk in June!

Join us on Saturday, June 1st at 10:00 am for a moderate to easy hike through the woodlands, meadows, and around the pond at our Joseph A. Blake Jr. Wildlife Sanctuary on Middle Road in the Town of Rutland. This event has come at the perfect time, as we just finished expanding our three trails, and they’re ready […]

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Spring into Spring With a Walk in the Woods

Come out and join us in exploring the forests along the beautiful Independence River while enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of spring on Saturday, May 4th at 10:00 am. Here you will learn about the history of the land, which was once a working tree farm. We will talk about managing a forest and […]

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Unique Partnership Strengthens Farming and Ft. Drum Viability

“We decided to protect this property because we do not want to see any type of development happen, particularly on our agricultural land,” explained Jefferson County landowners Albert and Theresa Desormeaux. “I wish there was some way to protect all valuable agricultural land in this area of the North Country,” added Albert. The Desormeaux’s have […]

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Announcing the 2013 Conservation Partnership Program Grants

Today the New York State Conservation Partnership Grants were announced! Seventy-five grants, totaling $1.4 million, were awarded to 57 different land trusts all across the state. Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust received funding of $28,000 for work at our new Wildlife Sanctuary in the Town of Rutland. The Grant will enable us to complete a stewardship […]

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Lets Come Together to Make a Difference This Earth Day!

Come out to help us celebrate the Earth on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at our wildlife sanctuary. This new property needs care from volunteers of all ages! We will be picking up litter/debris along the road, removing branches to keep the trails passable, expanding the trails, and maintaining trail markers that were put up […]

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This Property Has it All!

Driving south along Rt. 26 it is hard not to notice Spring Brook Farm, an oasis of open space surrounded by sub-divisions right as you enter the City of Rome. The 137-acre Spring Brook Farm has it all – from working farmlands, managed woods, a section of the NYS snowmobile corridor, a vast array of […]

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Snowshoe trek a blast!

We had a blast snowshoeing this past weekend on one of our protected properties in West Turin. The weather was cold and chilly, but the bright sunshine and cheery participants made up for it! The 3 hour trek traveled along the Weiman’s property through fields and scrub, forests, and a frozen beaver pond. The vast […]

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Boonville Couple Protects Important Forested Land

Boonville Couple Protects Important Forested Land

Bob and Carol Keller took an important step this week to ensure that wildlife will have a safe passage between Tug Hill and the Adirondacks by protecting the forests and wildlife habitat in their town with the help of Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. The Boonville couple first decided to conserve three of their woodlots […]

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Farm and Forested Lands Protected, Forever

We ended 2012 by helping Martha Deming and John and Terese Hart protect their farm and forested lands, forever. These landowners have a strong conservation ethic, as they express a deep love for nature, wild places, and our unique Tug Hill region. Completed in mid December, the 144-acre Deming Easement is located in the town […]

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Itching to get out and snowshoe?

Itching to get out and snowshoe?

Our first trip of the new year will be held on a beautiful protected property on the Independence River on Saturday, January 19th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Let’s hope for lots of snow for this easy snowshoe trek through the woods! The trek will be about 2 miles on mostly flat to gently […]

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