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The Land Conservancy Announces Plan to Save Chautauqua County Forest
January 13, 2023: The Western New York Land Conservancy has announced that it will raise funds this year to purchase an extraordinary 223-acre property adjacent to the College Lodge Forest near Fredonia. The Land Conservancy will assemble a Friends of the Floating Fen committee to help steer fundraising activities, and they encourage any individual interested in land conservation to reach out if they would like to join the committee. The community needs to raise $925,000 by December 31st
Chautauqua Today: Land Conservancy announces plan to save Chautauqua County forest
Chautauqua Today: 13-minute interview on "Viewpoint" with Dave Rowley (Scroll down)
WRFA Jamestown: 19-minute Interview with Jon Kaledin
The Land Conservancy Officially Purchases Cattaraugus County Forest, the Janet Gallogly Allegany Wildlands
January 5, 2023: The Western New York Land Conservancy is pleased to announce that it has officially purchased a spectacular 185-acre forest in Cattaraugus County. Named the Janet Gallogly Allegany Wildlands, it is located near Allegany State Park, and it is home to a rich diversity of plants and animals. Although it is not yet open to visitors, the Land Conservancy will soon build a walking trail system for the public to enjoy, keeping the forest open as a publicly accessible nature preserve.
The Land Conservancy Places Conservation Easement on Grand Island’s Alt Preserve
January 4, 2023: The Western New York Land Conservancy is thrilled to announce that it has permanently protected a 36-acre property in Grand Island, known as the Alt Preserve, with a conservation easement. The easement ensures that the land will never be developed. The Alt Preserve is located on Whitehaven Road near the Margery Gallogly Nature Sanctuary. It has grassland habitat and wooded wetlands, and is home to many grassland nesting birds, including Bobolinks, Savannah Sparrows, and Northern Harriers. Funding for the conservation easement comes from the Greenway Ecological Standing Committee.
Niagara Frontier Publications: WNY Land Conservancy Places Conservation Easement on Grand Island's Alt Preserve
Niagara Falls Express: Grand Island gains preserve
The Land Conservancy and Providence Farm Collective Reach $2.3 million Fundraising Goal
January 3, 2023: The Western New York Land Conservancy and Providence Farm Collective (PFC) are thrilled to announce that they have reached their joint fundraising goal of $2.3 million to “Plant the Future of Farming” in Western New York. PFC will now be able to purchase the farm in Orchard Park, while the Land Conservancy will place a conservation easement on it, keeping it farmland forever.
Niagara Falls Express: Land Conservancy preserves farm