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Afoot in the Field (Vol 1, Issue 1)

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Published Winter 2009-2010


From the Introduction:

Hello conservation landowners!  The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) is pleased to send you this first issue of Afoot in the Field, a newsletter and resource for landowners in the Finger Lakes region who own properties that are permanently protected with a conservation easement, or who are otherwise committed to, or interested in, land conservation and wildlife habitat protection and improvement.

The FLLT is now a conservation partner with more than 75 landowners who own more than 5,500 acres with conservation easements or deed restrictions held by the Land Trust.

Each of these properties has ecological, scenic, and natural resource values that are now protected in perpetuity.  These numbers will continue to grow significantly in coming years, with several additional landowners now working with the Land Trust on prospective easements, and many others contemplating such a lasting commitment to land protection.  The conservation easement documents recorded in the county records provide permanent legal protection for these important properties, but it is the ongoing interest in conservation and dedication of the landowners that results in enhanced benefits for wildlife and native plant communities.

The purpose of this newsletter is to help connect conservation landowners with FLLT, with each other, and with the numerous agencies, organizations, and resources throughout the region that may be helpful in assisting landowners who want to learn more about their lands and engage in hands-on natural resource management activities.  This newsletter will offer land management stories from fellow conservationists; information about programs available to landowners; habitat improvement tips; updates on invasive plants, insects, and other threats to native communities; and more.  In many cases we will simply be passing along information, helping to make landowners in our region aware of some of the abundant knowledge and resources that are out there…

Download:  Afoot in the Field, Volume 1, Issue 1 (PDF)

You can download Afoot in the Field, our biannual stewardship pamphlet for landowners, in PDF format.  See all issues here.