Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) will be hosting a Community Conservation Workshop at the Saranac Lake Free Library on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, from 5:30 to 7 pm.
The workshop is intended for landowners and community members who are interested in discussing conservation and stewardship of private lands in the Saranac Lake region.
Through a recent mapping initiative, LPLC identified important land use characteristics and attributes (including important ecological, political and economic characteristics) on almost 100,000 acres of private lands in the region. LPLC staff will provide an overview of its mapping initiative and conduct interactive mapping exercises for its Saranac Lake focus area.
The workshops are hoped to encourage discussion and engagement between landowners, community leaders, local government officials and other community organizations about important ecological, political and economic values that inform conservation and stewardship of private lands in communities in the upper Saranac River basin.
Information discussed at the workshops will be used to support the development of LPLC’s new Community Conservation Monitoring Program. Once completed in 2017, the monitoring program is expected to provide interested and qualified landowners with a written evaluation and assessment of their properties’ natural resources and assist them with implementing conservation monitoring protocols that will allow them to gather important information about their property’s unique conservation values.
The workshops are free and open to the public and are funded in part by a $25,000 New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) grant awarded to LPLC in April. NYSCPP grants are funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and administered by the Land Trust Alliance (LTA).
Located in Lake Placid, NY, the Lake Placid Land Conservancy is a not for profit land trust that partners with landowners and communities in the Ausable and Saranac River basins in the Adirondack Park to conserve open spaces, viewsheds, wildlife habitats, water resources as well as recreational lands.