Land Protection

duck standing on a rock in the wetland
Passion4Nature

New public conservation area in the works

Partnerships take flight If you’re looking for a place to immerse yourself in nature, surrounded by birds who depend on healthy grasslands, wet meadows, and…

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forest photo
Carl Heilman

It’s all about the trees

New forest conservation program announced There’s good news for New York’s forests. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York office of…

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protecting critical habitat

Critical habitat is protected thanks to a team effort

An unexpected special place helps save threatened and endangered bats If you were driving down Route 11, you might be hard-pressed to know that you…

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fox kit
Joshua Eaves

Four Quick Facts About Conservation Easements

Are you interested in exploring if land conservation might be right for you, or for someone you know? Here are some quick facts that might…

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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 during the long days at…

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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 the vaster wilderness of the…

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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 very apparent during the pandemic….

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Song Sparrow up close
McRae Douglas

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…

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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 family and friends, Tug Hill’s…

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huge turnip

Cross Island Farms shows up for conservation

Cross Island Farms was founded as a sustainable farm in 2005 and since that time farmers Dani Baker and David Belding have never looked back….

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