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Members of the Houghton family, Corning community members, and Land Trust staff gathered under beautiful autumn skies for a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by guided hikes on the preserve. See the Story.
Announcing a new nature preserve only minutes from downtown Corning! Protected forever and open to everyone, the Houghton Land Preserve will feature 194 acres with hiking trails for quiet recreation and nature education. Land once clearcut for timber and farming is now hardwood forest and fields providing scenic views and wildlife habitat. Learn more.
It’s a rare occurrence to see the elusive bobcat in its natural habitat, so it was quite the treat to see this one—photographed on a trail cam at our Logan Hill Nature Preserve. The 285-acre Logan Hill Preserve borders the village of Candor in Tioga County and features miles of hiking trails and diverse habitat for wildlife. See the Facebook post and join the conservation.
Increased nutrient runoff into the lakes, including soil erosion from farm fields and contamination from lakeshore septic systems, is raising the risk of toxic algae outbreaks across the region. While all of the factors contributing to outbreaks are not completely understood, the increasing intensity of storm events is washing more nutrients into the lakes — putting all eleven Finger Lakes at risk. Outbreaks threaten human health as well as the region’s tourism economy. Thus the stakes are high to counter these threats as development pressure increases. The Finger Lakes Land Trust is working to buffer our streams, create new wetlands, and save our last undeveloped shorelines. You can see our Top 10 conservation strategies in our free report, “Lakes, Farms, and Forests Forever.” See our most recent Facebook post.
Learn about the Land Trust’s conservation plans for 2018 in Skaneateles and across the region. Executive Director Andy Zepp will provide a brief overview of the non-profit organization and discuss upcoming conservation projects, including efforts to protect water quality in the Skaneateles Lake watershed. This event is free and open to the public. More info
Learn about the Land Trust’s conservation plans for 2018 in Canandaigua and across the region. Director of Land Protection Zack Odell will discuss upcoming conservation projects, including efforts to protect water quality in the Canandaigua Lake watershed. This event is free and open to the public. More info
Video of the Month
Big news! The Houghton Land Preserve, just minutes from downtown Corning, is open to the public. Please enjoy this short video and plan your visit to the new conservation area that will be protected forever and open to everyone.