The Land Trust acquired nearly 1,000 acres featuring one mile of frontage along the Canisteo River, just southwest of Corning.
FLLT Board Member Karen Meriwether honored with a contribution to the Bluff Point Conservation Initiative.
Containing woodlands, meadows, crop fields, and a small vineyard, the property has been managed by Dale Shaw’s family since it was first purchased in the 1940s.
The easement protects 182 acres in the town of Southport, Chemung County.
The properties were purchased as part of a new initiative to conserve lands significant for their ecological value, water quality, and scenic beauty.
The Salmon Creek Bird Sanctuary was established as a collaboration between the FLLT and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology in 1988.
The forested lakefront property contains just over 350 feet along a pristine undeveloped cove.
Establishing native trees at this site will enhance wildlife habitat, promote plant diversity, and create an important stream buffer to reduce nutrient runoff to Owasco Lake.
The organization has protected 690 acres at Jackson-Noel Farms in Onondaga County.
81 acres have been added to the Fischer Old Growth Forest Natural Area.
Conservation of this property secures scenic views, protects grassland bird habitat, and creates new recreation opportunities.
The property is located just north of the Bell Station parcel which the FLLT acquired in 2022.
Protection of this property helps prevent development that would disrupt critical buffers along the inlet.
The parcel will be added to the FLLT’s adjacent Etna Nature Preserve.
Both municipalities acted quickly to secure significant open space over the course of the past year.
The preserve is located off State Route 13 and borders more than 2,000 acres of conserved lands.
Thanks to the dedication of FLLT members, partners, and volunteers, the organization has protected more than 30,000 acres of forests, farms, meadows, and lakeshores across the 12-county Finger Lakes region.
The property features meadows and a pond that provide habitat for grassland birds in an area that is facing significant development pressure.
The FLLT has been steadily expanding the Lindsay-Parsons Preserve since it was originally established in 1995.
Protection of the property will safeguard the drinking water supply for the city of Syracuse and neighboring communities.