Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Private land owners to speak on importance of conservation

The Adirondack Park is known for its Forever Wild Forest Preserve, but a good majority of conservation efforts are done by private landowners themselves.

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 2nd, three landowners who have put in the effort to conserve their land will talk about their motivations, the methods they used and the challenges that they face in doing so. They will also discuss some of the benefits of private conservation.

The panelists are as follows:

  • Emily Bateson, steward of 628 acres of private wild forest, including a lake in the town of Newcomb, under Adirondack Land Trust conservation easement
  • Peter Palmiotto, steward of 826 acres, including working forest in the town of Newcomb, under Adirondack Land Trust conservation easement
  • Mary Brassel Zack and Richard Zack, who, in administering the affairs of a deceased family member, added 250 acres to the Forest Preserve, on Moxham Mountain in the town of Chester

The program will be hosted by Mike Carr, and moderated by John Davis. The Executive Director of the ADK Land Trust and the co-founder of the Wildlands Network respectively. To attend, please register at or contact, (518) 576-2400 x 104.

 Adirondack Land Trust staff and a landowner at a site they protect in partnership with a conservation easement. Photograph provided by Adirondack Land Trust

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