Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust’s mission is to protect the wildlands, working forests and farms of the Tug Hill region and surrounding areas, and to promote appreciation of the region’s natural and cultural heritage, for present and future generations.
Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust envisions a Tug Hill region that includes a healthy mix of wild forest lands, healthy working forest lands and farms that support thriving people and communities ecologically, economically and socially.
WHERE WE WORK
The Tug Hill Region
Located between the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Ontario in upstate New York, the Tug Hill region is one of the most rural and remote areas of the state. Approximately 2,100 square miles, it consists of 41 towns in portions of Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and Oneida counties.
117,000 acres of wetlands
Snowiest place east of Rockies with over 200 inches of snow annually
4,000 miles of streams
Elevation from 250 feet near Lake Ontario to 2,100 feet on eastern escarpment above the Black River Valley
(50 people/sq. mi.)
17 “gulfs” or gorges 200 to 300 feet deep
12% or 160,000 acres state owned land