Important Announcements


With community support, we hope to raise the remaining funds needed to create the Stella Niagara Preserve by June, 2015. read more…


The Land Conservancy is now seeking a Community Engagement Director. This is a new full-time exempt position.
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After almost two years in the making, the final report of the Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project is now available for download.
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What Is The Land Conservancy?

Who We Are
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.
Our Mission
To permanently protect land with significant conservation value in Western New York, for the benefit of future generations. Click HERE for more information.
Our History
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.

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