Why I Care

Horton Family at Fort Drum

Preserving farm heritage

There are few farm families left…it’s a way of life that is disappearing, and we’re trying to preserve this important and vital way of life here.

Horton Family
ACUB Landowners
Town of Philadelphia

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Everyone has a different reason to love, and care about, Tug Hill. If you’d like to share why you care, and or what your favorite place is, we’d love to hear from you. Stories may be shared on social media and other communications as well.

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Immerse oneself

It is a shame to live a life without immersing oneself in the awe and beauty of our natural world. Kim Buker & family THTLT Field Trip participants  

Sustained for generations to come

I want to know that not just a few years, but many generations down the road there will still be open land for farming, for animals, for birds, for the … Read more

Our efforts will enable future generations to enjoy this property…

I grew up on nearly 300 acres on a busy state highway in rural Amboy, Oswego County. After attending a university and having a career, the love of the land … Read more

We’re building a better tomorrow

It is so important to continue to partner with our local communities to protect Tug Hill’s most important wild lands, forests and farms that are a crucial piece of our … Read more

A love for a lifetime

Being raised on a small dairy farm in the Tug Hill region with a remarkably beautiful view of the Adirondacks heightened my own appreciation of this landscape and the work … Read more

Dream come true

For me, this is more than my homestead, this is a wildlife preserve…one of the last places of its kind and that’s why it needs to be protected. Partnering with … Read more

On “the hill”

Where we live it is close to gone forever but up on “the hill” there are so many opportunities to preserve land and we want to be part of preserving … Read more

Making a Difference

“I donate annually to keep the conservation programs going; and I donate periodically to the endowment to ensure that the land trust is here, for years to come. I find … Read more