A family and the Adirondack Land Trust have conserved 107 acres and a third of a mile of shoreline on the East Branch of the Ausable River upstream of the Keene town beach. [Read more…] about Scenic Vista Protected in Adirondack Town of Keene
In the nineteenth century Lewis County settlements east of the Black River were just getting established; most of these included at least one saw mill. By 1820 these settlements were beginning to push their way up the rivers into the Adirondacks, and new mills were being built along their courses. A Copenhagen, NY farmer on Tug Hill, viewing the Adirondack panorama spread out to his east, wrote the following in a Journal & Republican article titled “North Woods Wonder:”
“All the wilderness is strewn with lakes as if some great mirror had been shattered by an Almighty hand, and scattered through the forests for Nature to make her toilet by … And how the rivers meander the woods as the veins of a human hand. There are Beaver, Moose, and Indian, Bog, Grass and Racket… And how rough and shaggy the wilderness is with mountains … Let them pass unnamed.”
One of these “shattered” gems was Twitchell Lake. [Read more…] about Logging The Adirondacks From The West (1800-1820)
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced $3.375 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants, the largest amount of funding for this program to date, for 51 not-for-profit land trusts across the state. [Read more…] about $3.375 Million in Conservation Partnership Program Grants Awarded
In partnership with the Land Trust Alliance, a total of $1.35 million in grant funding is available for DEC to award to eligible, accredited land trusts to purchase conservation easements on forested land for the purpose of protecting these lands from future development. The goal of the grant program is to increase the pace of forest land conservation to keep forests as forests and combat climate change. [Read more…] about Forest Conservation Easement Program Announced
The New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) has announced a new Community Forest Conservation Grant Program. $1 million in grant funds will be available to municipalities for forest land acquisition to establish community forests.
The grant program’s goal is to assist communities in the conservation of local forests to create opportunities for public access, help protect natural areas from development, and encourage sustainable management of forested lands. [Read more…] about Community Forest Conservation Grant Program
The draft plan is available for public comment through March 4th, 2022, and will help guide the management of all State Forests and the development of State Forest unit management plans. [Read more…] about Updated Strategic Plan for State Forest Management Released
The Forever Adirondacks Campaign Director Aaron Mair released a 15-point agenda for protecting clean water, creating new jobs and preserving wilderness in the Adirondack Park.
State officials are about to set their budget priorities for the 2022-23 fiscal year. [Read more…] about New Adirondack Coalition Launches Campaign
DEC and Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) recently announced the State’s acquisition of 65.7 acres of land in the town of Middlesex, Yates County. The parcel will be added to the Bare Hill Unique Area. [Read more…] about 65-Acres Added to Bare Hill Unique Area, Yates County
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has protected 150 acres of Bolton, NY uplands in Warren County through the use of a conservation easement, a tool used by land trusts that keep land in private ownership while protecting the land’s conservation values.
The property includes one mile of stream corridor and 10 acres of wetland within the Indian Brook tributary of Lake George. [Read more…] about 150 Acres Protected At Lake George
The Arbor Day Foundation is seeking proposals for 2021/2022 large-scale plantings that will positively impact the environment, create habitat for wildlife, promote watershed restoration, and provide other benefits to the public. [Read more…] about Funding Available for Large Scale Habitat Restorations