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You're Invited!

We hope that you, your family and friends will be able to join us for a day of celebrating conservation and community at our

2024 Tug Hill Community Picnic

Saturday, August 10th


at the David S. Smith Public Conservation Area

We invite you to join one of three optional group outings to learn more about the natural history of the David S. Smith Public Conservation area, or visit the Fun Zone with hands-on activities for the young and young at heart.

We’ll gather over lunch (Pre-order lunch through us or pack your own) to highlight the amazing work that you have made possible in 2024 and take a look ahead at what exciting work the future holds.

Full Event Details & Registration


Bee on purple flower
Jodi Towne

You’re helping pollinators at our conservation areas

Increasing native plant diversity helps pollinators thrive

When Serena Soldani went out to clean off her car this spring, something clicked. “Normally, I would mutter to myself…

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Pond surrounded by forest near Redfield
RD White

Top of Mind from the Bottom of the Hill

Paul and Diane Miller live at the Bottom of the Hill. Tug Hill that is – along Fish Creek near…

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Cornfield and windmills under windy sky in Lowville
Jacqueline Humphrey

Farmers on conserved land are managing for a changing climate

Farmers are innovators, part of the solution

When Lynn Murray conserved his farm in 2015, in the town of Champion, his goal was to ensure that his…

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Conserving Land, Connecting People, Celebrating Nature

Over 20,000 Acres Protected

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

meadow on Partridge Hill Road


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.

Land Protection & Programming Focus Areas

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

A yong boy with his cow at the Fair in Boonville


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.


Getting to know our lands

Take a walk with us over the forest and through the woods.

Learn about the many trails throughout our Tug Hill region and the wildlife who live there. This Video feature's an Inman Gulf trail walk.



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