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Sherry Pickering


Thank you for submitting photos!

Your love for the Tug Hill region is inspiring!

We had so many stunning photographs submitted for the Calendar Photo Contest. Check out our Facebook and Instagram page for a sneak peak of what's to come in the Calendar!


George and Beverly Bibbins

George Bibbins, Sr.

George, Sr. and his wife Beverly (1928-2018) lived in the rural NW corner of Lewis County in the Town of…

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The 2020 Tug Hill Recreation Guide is Available

Access more than 25 Trail Maps for Hiking, Biking, Running, Skiing, and Snowshoeing

The best way to experience the 2,100-square mile Tug Hill region is to think of yourself as an explorer wandering…

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Kathy Hanchek

We Are All In This Together

A letter from Executive Director: Linda M. Garrett  There is no doubt that life has changed dramatically for you in…

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Conserving Land, Connecting People, Celebrating Nature

Over 19,000 Acres Protected

As a community-supported conservation organization, you make it possible

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Conserve Your Land

Everyone conserves their land for different reasons, but they all have something in common...They love their land.

Learn more about how to protect your land, or land in your community, and be a part of keeping the Tug Hill region special for future generations.

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You're helping to make Tug Hill special for generations to come

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Protecting Farmland

We work closely with farm families to protect the lands they cherish the most.

Protecting the extraordinary rural landscape, so important to feeding our families with fresh produce and dairy, connecting generations, young and old, to the land.

One unique program is ACUB (Army Compatible Use Buffer) limiting use or development of property near the Fort Drum installation to agricultural and forestry uses.