Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust counts among its partners a wide range of organizations and agencies dedicated to protecting our region’s working landscape. These partnerships have provided expertise and resources to help us accomplish and expand our work.
To be successful, we work collaboratively with many local and statewide conservation organizations. Working with partners across the region, like Ducks Unlimited, Ft. Drum, Wildlife Conservation Society, and The Nature Conservancy, THTLT has accomplished so much more. THTLT is:
- a prime mover in preserving Tug Hill’s forested core, insuring recreation opportunities and productive forest land that contribute to our economy.
- identifying prime corridors for wildlife movement between the Adirondacks and Tug Hill to help maintain a healthy wildlife legacy.
- preparing for preservation of prime farmland as New York State gears up its farmland protection program.
- creating and maintaining recreation opportunities in places like Trenton Greenbelt and West Canada Creek north of Utica/Rome and the Joseph Blake Wildlife Sanctuary near Watertown.
- protecting important farm land and wildlife habitats near Fort Drum, one of the Army’s premier training facilities and the largest economic driver in the North Country.
Our conservation partners include:
Name: Ducks Unlimited
Description: Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. It started in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to low numbers. A small group formed this to help conserve habitat.
Name: Fort Drum – Army
Description: Fort Drum, located in beautiful Northern New York in Jefferson County, is home to the 10th Mountain Division (LI). Over 19,000 military members and their families call Fort Drum home and we employ nearly 5,000 civilian employees from the surrounding communities.
Name: The Nature Conservancy
Description: The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Their mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Name: The Town of Trenton
Description: The Town of Trenton encompasses some twenty-seven thousand acres in upstate New York. Located in east-central Oneida County, the Trenton Township incorporates a large share of the Holland Patent and the greater part of the Servis Patent, land grants which date from early 1769.
Name: The Tug Hill Commission
Description: The Tug Hill Region lies between Lake Ontario and the Adirondacks. Larger than Rhode Island, its 2,100 square miles comprise one of the most remote sections of NYS. Public lands cover a tenth of the region, with most of that land used extensively for timber production, hunting, and recreation.
Name: Wildlife Conservation Society
Description: The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. Our story began in the early 1900’s when we successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains.
Name: NYS Zoo at Thompson Park
Description: The Thompson Park Zoo was established in 1920 when the Northern NY Trust Company donated two whitetail deer to Thompson Park and Watertown to create an exhibit that would offer visitors an opportunity to enjoy the grace and beauty of these animals.