The property shares its western boundary with Stid Hill Wildlife Management Area.
The organization is focusing on protecting the steep hillsides and pristine shorelines that ensure water quality in the Finger Lakes.
The Finger Lakes Land Trust helped the Village of Odessa acquire two and a half miles of rail trail in Schuyler County.
55 acres in the Hemlock Lake watershed are now permanently protected.
The undeveloped islands contain a mix of woodlands, open habitat, and floodplain forest, and host a variety of wildlife including Bald Eagles and migratory birds.
The property includes woodlands bordering the state forest, fields maintained for wildlife habitat, and the headwaters of the West Branch of Owego Creek.
The property is directly adjacent to the 6,800-acre High Tor Wildlife Management Area.
The property will be added to the Hinchcliff Preserve, expanding it to over 300 acres.
The FLLT is now under contract to purchase the largest privately owned parcel of shoreline remaining in the Finger Lakes.
Valley View Farm is located in Cortland and Onondaga counties near the south end of Skaneateles Lake.
The acquisition will ensure that the property remains a natural buffer to the Finger Lakes Trail.
The property is a mosaic of woodlands and scenic meadows which support a diversity of wildlife.
All new donations will be matched on a one-to-one basis.
Just a short drive from downtown Canandaigua, the preserve features a one-mile loop trail and views of the lake.
Acquisition of the land will ensure the integrity of steep, wooded hillsides above Canandaigua Lake.
Acquisition of the site for conservation will greatly enhance public access to the east side of Cayuga Lake, which is 90% privately owned.
The locations were selected for their unique recreation opportunities in the region.
The conservation easements were granted by a group of landowners and friends who manage the lands collectively.
The FLLT achieved its land trust accreditation renewal—joining over 450 accredited land trusts across the nation committed to professional excellence.
The new trail connects the High Vista Nature Preserve and Hinchcliff Family Preserve.