The Next Generation of Conservation

The first generation of Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust’s (THTLT) work, 1991-2014, began changing lives and improving communities across the Tug Hill region. We are just beginning our Next Generation of conservation and education in and near Tug Hill. We hope you will join us with a gift to our three-year Next Generation campaign as we apply what we have learned to expand our positive impact on Tug Hill families and communities.

NY State Map Tug HillThe first generation of conservation and education

– from the Adirondacks west to Lake Ontario; Utica/Rome and Oneida Lake north to Fort Drum. Our work covers parts of six counties:  Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Oswego, Herkimer and St. Lawrence,  nearly 2,500 square miles – a region bigger than some states.

Dozens of Tug Hill farm families and forest landowners have kept their wild lands wild, forests productive, and farms working with our help. Hundreds of kids and adults are learning how special Tug Hill is thanks to support from you. This land protection and awareness raising has been the result of THTLT’s first generation of conservation and education.

East Branch of Fish Creek

Protecting land along the East Branch of Fish Creek, a priority area.

THTLT strengthens communities through its conservation of wild lands, working forests and family farms. The very essence of Tug Hill and its communities is tied to these lands. Today over 15,000 acres of critical lands are protected by THTLT conservation easements.

More work to do.

Your support now can result in a Next Generation of conservation that will keep THTLT protecting land, and engaging kids and adults in why protecting that land is so important. Help us protect tomorrow today as we work to expand our impact.

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 Increasing Awareness and Appreciation of the Region


Getting folks out on conserved properties and trying new recreational activities.

Just as important as land protection are our education programs. Conducting educational programs out at our Wildlife Sanctuary near Watertown is important, kids need a direct connection with nature. But, we have also brought these programs to where the kids are: in schools, libraries and day care centers around the region. These programs are provided free of charge.

Over the years we have created publications that are designed to inspire an appreciation and greater understanding of the region. The natural history guide is a beautifully illustrated book focusing specifically on the plants and animals of the region.  If a picture equals one thousand words, the photos in the annual Tug Hill calendar tell the story of beauty and diversity of the region. Resulting from an annual photo contest the calendar showcases what makes the region so special.

Our task now is to find ways to engage the Next Generation.