bright healthy farm fields

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, or wetlands? People protect their land for a variety of reasons. For many, it’s a…

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mowed trail through tall grasses in the fall
Heidi Jones

Nature close to home

Your health and well-being and the future of conservation are linked

With today’s hectic lives full of work, school, sports, and family happenings, we all need easy-to-access public outdoor spaces close…

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performing ongoing trail maintenance

An unwavering love of Tug Hill

Bob and Carol Keller honored for their conservation efforts

If you are looking for folks who walk the conservation walk, you have found them. Bob and Carol Keller have…

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Tracks and Signs book and other guides are included in the Backpack

Making outdoor learning fun and easy

With so many challenges facing families these days, getting outside for fun and learning shouldn’t be one of them. The…

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Albert standing next to a field of rolled hale bales

Farming with the future in mind

When conservation is the right thing to do

The Desormeaux’s farm isn’t just rolling meadows with cows, vast fields that turn golden in the fall, and picturesque barns….

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students developing self-esteem and team building

Inspiring the love of the land

Welcoming experiences in nature last a lifetime

Thanks to partnerships with Verona Beach State Park, Delta Lake State Park, private landowners, Midtown Utica Community Center, and Young…

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reservoir in the fall with branches stretching over the water
Jeff Brady

Tax-savvy ways to give

When Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s…

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fall scenery large male moose swimming
Joe Wilson, Wirestock Creators

The moose are back! Did you see them?

Some folks did and shared these special moments on social media.

That happened this fall when someone posted, “Hey, did you see that photo of the moose swimming across Alder Pond…

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group hiking on trail
Janet Thompson

A new trail is meandering through the heart of Tug Hill

Volunteer with us to help extend the trail

The soon-to-be 20-mile Traverse Trail will take another leap forward this summer thanks to the help of volunteers, dedicated board…

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milkweed and native flowers beside pond
Glen Roberts

Amenities for you coming soon in some very special places

Can you feel the anticipation? Plans for making nature areas close to you accessible are underway, and we’re excited to…

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