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Mossy Point

A clear cold creek runs through the vast, unbroken Mossy Point forest. You can protect this magical place and reconnect the missing piece of Kenneglenn…

College Lodge

The College Lodge Forest in Chautauqua County is a gem that has touched the lives of thousands of people. It is home to pristine old growth trees, a beautiful pond, a thriving marsh…

The Land Conservancy is working on a multi-year project to maintain and enhance the ecological diversity of the Niagara Gorge.

Farm Bill a Victory

The 2018 Farm Bill delivers funding that protects farmland, promotes environmentally sound farming practices, and keeps farmers on the land.

Niagara River Corridor Ramsar

The Niagara River is an environmental treasure. We are pleased to announce that it is now an internationally recognized Ramsar-designated site!

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.