Important Announcements


We’re excited to announce that we are working now to permanently protect two family farms in Eden thanks to farmland protection funding from New York State.

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

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Stella Niagara Preserve

In 2016, we started work at Stella to install native plants and new trails with more restoration work to come in 2017. The preserve is open during the restoration, so feel free to visit.

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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