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The Land Trust acquired 14.5 acres on Bare Hill—the iconic promontory overlooking Canandaigua Lake’s eastern shore. Land acquired here will ultimately be conveyed to New York State as additions to the adjacent Bare Hill State Unique Area. Read the story.
We have a very rare chance to save Otisco Lake shoreline by creating a new conservation area that provides public lakeshore access, a destination for kayakers and boaters, a diversity of waterfowl habitats, and an important water quality buffer. With your help, we can make it happen! Learn more and watch the video!
Celebrate spring with a walk on the Phenology Trail led by Hannah George, FLLT Conservation Easement Steward and originator of the trail. Stay in tune with the subtle changes of plants during the growing season this year by learning how to contribute your observations of trees to a national database. In doing so, you’ll help document the local effects of climate change. Learn more.
Evidence of the emerald ash borer has been found at our Plymouth Woods Nature Preserve in Big Flats, Chemung County. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and scientists at Cornell University have also confirmed the invasive beetle has been identified in Tompkins County’s forests. Please let us know if you find any sings of this invasive beetle at any of our preserves! See the photos.
Join the Land Trust for birding, tree identification, natural navigation, and many other hikes on our nature preserves in the region. We are also presenting a workshop on conservation easements in Corning. See the events calendar.
Over 300 species of birds have been recorded in the Finger Lakes region. If you are a beginning birder, it’s a great place to get started. If you are already a die hard, you can devote hours and hours, week after week, to birding here and never run out of rewarding discoveries. And whether you live in our region or are here just for a short visit, you have endless options about where to find the birds, all year round. Go Finger Lakes.
Video of the Month
Over 1,300 feet of undeveloped, pristine shoreline will be protected with the purchase of 36 acres on the eastern shore of beautiful Otisco Lake. The Land Trust is raising money to complete the project, open it to the public, and steward the land forever. Please watch our short video to get inspired and support the project.