The grantees were chosen based on their ability to benefit youth by fostering their connection with nature.
Opening of the property to the public is planned for 2021.
The Land Trust is creating a greenbelt of conserved lands around the south end of the lake.
The farm includes panoramic vistas of Seneca Lake and the village of Watkins Glen.
The property will be transferred to New York State as an addition to Danby State Forest.
Protection of this parcel prevents future subdivision that would fragment wildlife habitat connectivity.
Future plans for the site include extending the preserve’s 2.5-mile trail system onto the new addition.
The property is part of a forest block that spans nearly 6,000 acres of conserved woods.
The property is noteworthy for its scenic views, diverse wildlife habitats, and location near the head of Barnes Gully.
A new hiking trail now connects the Hinchcliff Family Preserve with the Ripley Hill Nature Preserve.
The Land Trust is reaffirming its commitment to protect the region’s clean waters by escalating its work in five strategic areas.
All three parcels will ultimately be transferred to the state as additions to the Honeoye Inlet Wildlife Management Area.
Both properties were donated with the understanding they would be sold subject to easements that protect their natural resources.
The farm is located in an area well-known for its scenic beauty.
The Land Trust renamed its Cayuga Inlet Conservation Area in Ithaca as the Tapan Mitra Preserve in honor of the late Dr. Tapan Mitra.
The property boasts stunning 30-mile views of the surrounding landscape from a hilltop field accessed by a section of the FLT.
Protection of the property will help ensure that wide ranging animals such as black bear and bobcat.
Visible from Interstate 86 and NYS Route 352, the steep hillside property is a cherished landmark in the Southern Tier, known locally as the Palisades.
Protection of the property will improve water quality in Owego Creek and further downstream in the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay watersheds.
The property is contiguous to the organization’s Cora Kampfe Dickinson Preserve.