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The Land Trust acquired 145 acres of woodland, fields, and wetlands bordering Bear Swamp Creek – the largest tributary to Skaneateles Lake. The property been identified as a priority for protection due to its frontage on the creek, the quality of its natural habitat, its value to the health of Skaneateles Lake, and its proximity to existing protected lands. See the Story.
The Land Trust was just given 28 acres in the town of Richford, Tioga County, with the understanding that the land will be conveyed to New York State as an addition to Robinson Hollow State Forest. Protection of the property safeguards the West Branch of Owego Creek, a high quality brook trout steam. See the Story.
High Tor Wildlife Management Area in the town of Italy, Yates County has gained another 72 acres thanks to a partnership between the Land Trust and New York State. High Tor is a popular recreational area marked by extensive and largely unfragmented forests that blanket the steep hills, gullies and eroded cliffs carved by glaciers. See the Story.
A gift to the Finger Lakes Land Trust from the Darlington Family, the 285-acre Logan Hill Nature Preserve in Candor, Tioga County offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and borders Catatonk Creek. Please join us on Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 pm to celebrate the opening of this new preserve! See the Story.
There’s plenty of opportunities to get outside! Visit the iconic Grimes Glen County Park or the Land Trust’s Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve for a Creek Walk, taste the best of Cayuga Lake wine while hiking to a nearby preserve, or bring your kids to a guided story walk. See the Event Calendar.