Land Protection

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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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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Larry Masters

Staying connected

Multi-state wildlife conservation project makes headway

2020 was a good year for wildlife conservation, as the Staying Connected Initiative took several strides forward in its work to conserve lands and waters…

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Fall view of a paddock
Lydia Kibiuk

Special Places Come in Small Packages, Too

When Andrea, Lydia, and Cynthia grew up in the hamlet of Barneveld, not far from the West Canada Creek, in the town of Trenton, they…

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Ton Ka Wa Landowner Visit with The Nature Conservancy

Have you ever wondered what the future of wildlife and water will be in Tug Hill?

Partnership provides funding for interested landowners

Studies around the world, including the University of Florida, Wisconsin at Madison, Cornell University, and as far away as the University of Tasmania, are documenting…

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Huntley Family Farm

Dairy farmers conserving their land, family heritage

The next generation steps up

Dan Huntley’s family has worked the same land for 200 years. The iconic 720-acre farm, located in the town of Pierrepont, in St. Lawrence County,…

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land trust in climate change brochure

Report Sheds Light on Role of Land Trusts in Climate Change

The Land Trust Alliance sees land conservancies as key to implementing renewables. At first blush, putting “open space” and “land conservancies” and “renewable energy” in…

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Kayak on Black River

When conservation connects, close to home

Making conservation last the test of time

For land conservation to withstand the test of time, future generations have to care about it and the land trusts who conserve it. Yet new…

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On the Mad River Flow looking NW.
©Bob McNamara

Tug Hill Land Trust Concerned About Mad River Wind Facility

Read the Entire White Paper Prepared by SUNY ESF

Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust has released a new “white paper” report with concerns about the wind energy facility proposed along the Mad River in…

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