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restoring the American chestnut
New Hope

Restoring the American Chestnut

According to the American Chestnut Foundation, nearly four billion American chestnut trees once flourished in the eastern U.S. Sadly, in the early part of the 1900’s, a fungus was unknowingly imported, wiping out the majority…

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critical forests to protect

Tug Hill’s forests identified as critical

It’s not truly wilderness, though the term “Lesser Wilderness” is sometimes used to compare the Heart of Tug Hill to…

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Public Conservation Area

Community jump-starts French Settlement Road Public Conservation Area

Public conservation update

The importance of accessible open space for recreation, physical and mental health, and connecting and learning about nature has become…

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family farm

“It’s a win for our community”

Dairy Grants

When Harold and Anna Sullivan purchased their dairy farm in 1947 on Roberts Road in the Town of Denmark, in…

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Song Sparrow up close
McRae Douglas
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Is conservation right for you, or someone you know?

Would you like to protect your land? Do you know someone who might be interested in protecting their farm, woodlands…

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Classroom Outside

Local school connects with nature to enhance learning

When was the last time you visited a school with an outdoor, nature-based, classroom? Nationwide, educators and conservation organizations are…

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Lewis County takes steps to become a Climate Smart Community

This past winter, the Lewis County Board of Legislators took the first step necessary to become certified as a Climate…

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moose walking through the property
April Percy Stillwaterer

“We want to leave a peaceful place for generations to come”

Local families taking action

Julia Rubenstein’s dad, Stan Wiater, loved wildlife. Growing up in the 1940’s, he learned about hard work and respecting nature…

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Birds give kids a boost

When Sam* looks out the window, he’s not thinking about math, biology, or history. “Some days are bad days for…

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waterfall
Karen Millspaugh

What’s your favorite waterfall?

Conservation efforts are helping to keep them clean

As you venture out on the trails this summer to find a special place to relax and spend time with…

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