The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) today announced it has purchased a small but critical parcel near the…
FLLT and partners worked on several improvements that provided expanded and safer access to the preserve.
The property is wholly located in the Owasco Lake watershed.
The property is wholly within the Six Mile Creek watershed and has more than 6,200 feet of frontage on the creek.
The property consists of 310 acres of pastures, crop fields, and woodlands at Birdsall Farm in the town of Scott, Cortland County.
This project moved forward thanks to the unique capabilities of the Upper Susquehanna Coalition.
Owned and managed by Mark and Kim Stryker, the farm is located just off State Route 332, north of the city of Canandaigua.
Conserving the property will help protect Ithaca’s drinking water by prohibiting development on the steep slopes which drain into Six Mile Creek.
The project will help protect public water supplies in the city of Ithaca.
This new addition will improve land stewardship and opportunities for recreation.
The FLLT acquired 66 acres directly adjacent to Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area.
The plantings will create a buffer of native plants around wetlands and lakeshore on the newly acquired property,
The Land Trust acquired 68 wooded acres overlooking Skaneateles Lake in the town of Niles.
Former U.S. Congressman James T. Walsh has joined the organization’s board of directors.
In addition to reaching the 25,000-acre mark, FLLT has also opened 46 miles of trails and protected over 3 miles of lakeshores.
Owned by Cheryl Prince-Brotherton, the farm is located on both sides of State Route 13, a prime location for development.
Addition of this parcel to High Tor will expand outdoor recreation opportunities, add to the protection of wildlife habitat, and help maintain Canandaigua Lake’s water quality.
The 74-acre preserve features forested bluffs overlooking Owasco Lake as well as wetlands, meadows, and a rugged gorge.
Within the Finger Lakes region, areas around Canandaigua, Ithaca, and Cortland are among the most threatened in the state according to American Farmland Trust’s “Farms Under Threat” report.
The preserve is a gift from Jerusalem residents Art and Kay Wilder.