The accreditation seal represents their commitment to meeting national quality standards for permanently protecting important natural places in the Adirondacks.
Lake Placid Land Conservancy is among 33 land trusts across the country to achieve accreditation or to have accreditation renewed so far in 2021. The Conservancy joins the 445 accredited land trusts that steward almost 20 million acres of land, an amount equal to Denali, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Everglades, and Yosemite National Parks combined.
The Lake Placid Land Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit land trust that partners with landowners and communities in the Ausable and Saranac River watersheds to conserve open spaces, viewsheds, wildlife habitats, water resources, and recreational lands.
The Lake Placid Land Conservancy has so far conserved about 300 acres of scenic shoreline, undeveloped forests, diverse wetlands, and recreational trails. They own and manage nature preserves that are open to the public and feature trail networks enjoyed by hikers, bikers, and naturalists alike.
They also hold conservation easements on three properties that remain in private ownership, all of which protect critical wildlife habitat and conserve over 14,000 feet of pristine shoreline and other vital waters in the Park.
More information about the Conservancy’s work can be found on their website.
Photo of view of Giant Mountain from LPLC’s Deer Brook Preserve in Keene Valley provided.