Important Announcements

The Land Conservancy is currently seeking a full-time Land Protection Director that will identify and lead all new land conservation projects.

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The Owens Falls Sanctuary

Thanks to many generous donors, the Land Conservancy has purchased and protected the Owens Falls Sanctuary! We look forward to opening the preserve in the near future.

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What Is The Land Conservancy?

The Land Conservancy is a regional, not-for-profit land trust that works with landowners, municipalities, and other organizations to help them conserve their most cherished natural areas and working farms. Click HERE for more information.
To permanently protect land with significant conservation value in Western New York, for the benefit of future generations. Click HERE for more information.
In the 1980s and the early 1990s, a diverse group of dedicated people recognized the need for a land trust in Western New York. Throughout the region, forests and farmlands were being lost to rapid urban expansion, even as the region lost population. Most of the region was not covered by a land trust. After many meetings, thoughtful discussions, and much paperwork, the Western New York Land Conservancy was formally registered as a new not-for-profit organization in 1991. Click HERE for more information.

Protected Property Map