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.
The FLLT will work with the Central New York Land Trust to conserve the property.
Bare Hill is well known in the region for its scenic views as well as its place in Seneca lore.
This latest acquisition is the Land Trust’s seventh land protection project in the vicinity of the national forest.
The Finger Lakes Land Trust, Nature Conservancy, and Skaneateles Lake Association have come together to address harmful algal blooms and water quality.
The property contains a half mile of frontage on Big Gully Creek—a tributary to Keuka Lake that has carved a three mile long gorge.
The new addition brings the McIlroy Bird Sanctuary to over 260 acres.
The grants will fund multiple projects in the Cayuga, Otisco, and Skaneateles lake watersheds.
Acquisition of the property will build upon cooperative efforts to create a natural corridor along the trail.
The land is adjacent to Bear Swamp State Forest.
Nearly all of the property is located within the Six Mile Creek watershed.
The property is adjacent to the Land Trust’s 200-acre Charles Spencer Nature Preserve.