Photo: Betsy Darlington

How You Can Help

It’s not about the Land Trust.  It’s about the people!  That’s how we save land and water forever.  Our members, landowners, and volunteers make conservation happen.  Here’s how.


If you want to save land and water here in the Finger Lakes, becoming a member is a direct route.  Your membership gifts help us buy land for protection, place conservation easements on private lands, and care for the thousands of acres under our stewardship commitment.

Become a member today

Members receive our colorful print newsletter, The Land Steward, four times a year.  You get the joy of knowing you are saving the precious natural areas and working landscapes of the Finger Lakes region.  You can see a few member stories here.


If you own property in the Finger Lakes region, you can play a vital role in conservation.  One of the most important tools for land and water protection — called a conservation easement — allows private landowners to secure the future of their lands while retaining ownership.  There are many other tools for protecting land and advancing the conservation mission.

Learn how to protect your land

Landowners receive our special print publication, Afoot in the Field, a resource from our Stewardship department.  You can also read the stories of some FLLT landowners.


Come be a Trailblazer.  With over 28,000 acres under protection and over 45 public nature preserves, there’s always lots to do.  Our dedicated corps of volunteers — called Trailblazers — helps us create trails and maintain the land.

See volunteer opportunities

You can volunteer in other ways, too.  See some volunteer stories.