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.
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.