Success Stories

Conserving a Childhood Treasure

Wynn Farm, Remsen

Conserved

Donated conservation easement 2011

County

Oneida

Acres

267

“I love everything about my land…and now, knowing it’s going to stay this way, means everything to me.”

Eric Wynn
Conservation Landowner

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Eric Wynn remembers exploring and playing on his family’s farm. For more than 70 years his family has cherished their land.

And Eric’s farm is also in a very significant location—providing space for wildlife to move from the mountains of the Adirondacks to the forests and valleys of Tug Hill. This is an important corridor for wildlife which will be critical for their long-term survival.

By conserving his land, Eric has limited the development and created a conservation agreement (called a conservation easement) that will allow for farming and wildlife habitat into the future. The agreement recognizes that farming, forestry, wildlife habitat, and water quality can—and do—work well together on this special property.

Eric smiles knowing that it will not be turned into a sea of houses and instead can continue to be farmed for years to come, remarking, “I love everything about my land…and now, knowing it’s going to stay this way, means everything to me.”