Winter Tree ID Hike at Niagara Escarpment Preserve – SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 3rd from 10am to noon

Bundle up and join us for a winter walk at the Niagara Escarpment Preserve in Lockport and learn how to identify our region’s trees in the wintertime.

Led by guest guide and tree expert, Erik Danielsen; register online by clicking below or call (716) 687-1225. There are only a few slots left.


Snowshoeing and Yoga at Kenneglenn

Saturday, February 10th from 10am to 2pm

To help you stay warm and active this winter, the Land Conservancy has teamed up with local yoga instructor Spencer Jones for a one-of-a-kind event at our Kenneglenn office in Wales. Kenneglenn Scenic and Nature Preserve is 131 acres with a gorgeous hemlock forest, gentle rolling hills, and spectacular views of Hunters Creek Gorge.

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a 2-hour hike through the preserve, followed by a relaxing and invigorating 75 minute vinyasa yoga class inside our cozy, cabin-like office. Homemade chai tea and energy snacks will be provided for your enjoyment. If you think you will need a full meal you are welcome to bring one.

Registration fee is $30. Proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Land Conservancy and our mission. Space is extremely limited and preregistration on Eventbrite is required. Be sure to dress in layers and bring snowshoes, a yoga mat, water, and last but not least – a smile.

Click here to register for Yoga and Snowshoeing


Bringing Nature Downtown:

A New Life for an Old Rail Corridor

The DL&W rail corridor begins at the DL&W Terminal in downtown Buffalo and ends at a half-bridge over the Buffalo River across from Solar City (pictured above). A mile and a half long, running through the First Ward, the Valley, and the Perry neighborhoods, this formerly industrial landscape is being reimagined to create an important community asset for people to connect with nature and each other.

Since the fall of 2017, the Land Conservancy has been meeting with neighbors and community leaders to explore ideas about what this rail corridor could become. One idea is to create an environmentally-friendly linear park with multi-use trails for pedestrians and cyclists. Other ideas include having interpretive signage about local history, public art, or outdoor recreation space. Similar projects around the country have had transformative impacts on healthy lifestyles, quality of life, economic reinvestments and community vibrancy. They give people a place to come together and build meaningful and lasting relationships, leading to more cohesive neighborhoods.

Our biggest priority right now is to engage our Buffalo community, and we want to know what YOU think about this idea. To share your thought please click here. You can also send us comments or suggestions by emailing or calling (716) 687-1225.

You can check out recent press about the project by visiting our website press page here.

We greatly appreciate your invaluable input!


For the Land Conservancy’s Year End Appeal, a generous group of members offered a $15,000 challenge gift. Our members not only met the challenge, you exceeded it.

We are so grateful to everyone who donated to the Year End Appeal and to everyone else who supported land conservation through the year!

Your contributions will help make Kenneglenn whole, restore the Niagara Gorge, create a nature sanctuary on Grand Island, and so much more.


We are pleased to announce that we gained more than 70 new members during our 2017 New Member Drive!

As a member-supported non-profit organization, we could not do the work we do without you.

Thank you for sustaining conservation in Western New York.