The Adirondack Land Trust is set to host three live virtual programs in August, featuring land-protection staff, scientists studying Adirondack forests, and the ups and downs of conservation fieldwork in the time of COVID-19. [Read more…] about Adirondack Land Trust to Host Virtual Conservation Series
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is holding its 21st annual Land and Water Conservation Celebration online this year. The virtual event will begin July 31st and end August 2nd, and will include the premier of the organization’s new five-minute video to raise awareness of its mission. [Read more…] about Lake George Land Conservancy Moves Annual Celebration Online
Long Pond Conservancy (LPC), working under the umbrella of Champlain Area Trails (CATS), has purchased a portion of the western shore of Long Pond in Willsboro, Essex County, NY.
The 48-acre parcel on the western shore of Long Pond was originally part of a 212-acre tract owned by the 1812 Homestead Living History Museum. In 2013, the museum board decided to sell a portion of their land to establish an endowment for the museum. Those needs shifted when an arsonist burned down most of their principal buildings in 2016, including the original farmhouse that was built around 1812.
The Town of Bolton and the Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) have announced their intention to purchase a 62 acre parcel of land in the town on the west side of Lake George in Warren County known as Bradley’s Lookout.
The Town is expected to purchase the property from the LGLC following the latter’s expected acquisition later this summer. The property will be encumbered by a conservation easement held by the LGLC. [Read more…] about Bradley’s Lookout Over Lake George Being Protected
The property includes 1,300 feet of Fairy Brook, a small tributary of Lake George which drains north into Lake Champlain at Ticonderoga and ultimately into the Richelieu and then St. Lawrence Rivers into the North Atlantic. [Read more…] about Portion of Lake George Tributary Protected
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced the acquisition of 241 acres in the Catskills, including 208 acres adjoining existing Forest Preserve lands in the Bluestone Wild Forest that is expected to preserve open space and expand recreational opportunities.
The purchases of the two properties were made possible through a partnership with the Open Space Institute (OSI) and $758,000 from New York’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). [Read more…] about 241 Acres, New Trail Added to Catskill Forest Preserve
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has received a grant of $150,000 from the Helen V. Froehlich Foundation for watershed protection efforts, particularly in the Huletts Landing area on the east side of Lake George.
This is the 26th consecutive grant awarded to the LGLC from the Foundation, bringing their total giving to the LGLC more than $3.9 million for land and lake protection projects. [Read more…] about $150k For Lake George Land Conservation
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has formally nominated seven individuals to the board of the Adirondack Park Agency, which oversees land-use, planning and zoning on both public and private lands, in cooperation with other state agencies.
Three individuals who are currently serving were nominated for new terms and four individuals were nominated for their first terms. [Read more…] about Cuomo Makes Adirondack Park Board Nominations
Lake Placid Land Conservancy has announced it is applying for accreditation. The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.
A public comment period is now open. [Read more…] about Placid Land Conservancy Seeking Land Trust Accreditation
In the 1990s I would visit Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks (AfPA) vice president and archivist Paul Schaefer (1908-1996) at his home in Niskayuna to learn as much as I could from him about wilderness preservation.
After he died, Paul was named one of the 100 top conservationists in the United States by Audubon magazine. I was the executive director of the AfPA and learned a great deal from Paul during the last decade of his life. [Read more…] about Cutting The Scotia Runway: An Adirondack Conservationist During The War