The Preserve includes a rare sandy pine forest habitat and is home to a variety of wildlife, including fishers, one of which was caught on trail cam video April 12th.
The Conservancy received a $26,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Land Trust Alliance through the New York State Conservation Partnership Program for improvements to the preserve in Wilmington, including the development of a management plan.
LPLC acquired land for the preserve thanks to a grant from the Open Space Institute, land donation from Wilmington resident Scott Avery, and a $25,000 gift from an anonymous donor.
The Barkeater Trails Alliance partners with LPLC maintain a 1.5 mile trail on the Three Sisters Preserve connecting Wilmington to the Hardy Road and the Beaver Brook Tract mountain biking trail system.
The Citizen Science Monitoring Program aims to help the public learn more about the plants and animals in their own backyard and may help scientists and LPLC learn more about areas in need of conservation.
For more information, visit Lake Placid Land Conservancy’s website.
Video still of the Three Sisters Preserve fisher, courtesy Lake Placid Land Conservancy.