Posts Tagged ‘Adirondack Land Trust’

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Cobble Hill Trail in Lake Placid temporarily closed weekdays through May 3

Trail Work Sign on Cobble Hill Trail in Lake Placid

Lake Placid, NY — Professional trail work at Cobble Hill in Lake Placid resumed April 15, 2024, and is expected to continue for three weeks while Tahawus Trails focuses on making major improvements to the steepest section of trail, including the rock slab. The work will entail moving large boulders.

The trail will be temporarily closed weekdays from Monday, April 15, through Friday, May 3, to give the trail crew the space and time they need to work safely and efficiently. The trail will be open on weekends during this time. Current information will be posted on AllTrails, a mobile trail app.

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Window for Adirondack Garden Club 2024 Grant Applications Now Open

Glenview Preserve

Keene, NY- In keeping with its mission to support those who champion conservation in the Adirondack Park, the Adirondack Garden Club offers three grants: the Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund, the 1928 AGC Founders Fund, and the Francesca Paine Irwin Conservation Fund. The window for the 2024 Adirondack Garden Club’s grants applications is now open.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Adirondack Land Trust’s National Accreditation Renewal Approved

Two men shake hands by a tree

Keene, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust has achieved accreditation renewal from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, a distinction shared this year by 47 accredited land trusts committed to conservation excellence across the United States.

“We welcomed the review of our standards and practices required for accreditation renewal to ensure that we are worthy of the trust of our donors and partners,” said Adirondack Land Trust Executive Mike Carr. “We are honored the Commission has recognized the diligent work of our dedicated staff and board.”

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Sunday, January 7, 2024

Adirondack Land Trust to host virtual events, Jan. 11, Feb. 22

Image by Chris DeSorbo, provided by Scott Weidensaul; Scott Weidensaul, the featured speaker at the virtual event hosted by the Adirondack Land Trust

Keene, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust is pleased to announce the following free, virtual events, open to all. To register, visit https://adirondacklandtrust.org/get-involved/events-field-trips/.

Caught in the SNOWstorm
Thursday, January 11, 2024 | 7-8 p.m.
This event features author, researcher and Pulitzer Prize finalist Scott Weidensaul who will share the story of Project SNOWstorm. The winter of 2013-14 saw the largest invasion of snowy owls into the eastern United States in perhaps a century and marked an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about these mysterious Arctic hunters. It led to Project SNOWstorm, a collaborative research effort focused on snowy owls that came together in a few frantic weeks, funded with the help of people from around the world.  A decade later, the project continues to make discoveries and unexpected insights into the life and ecology of this great white raptor. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, November 5, 2023

Old Forge Library added to Adirondack Land Trust’s Birding For All Program

Bay-Breasted Warbler

Keene, NY — The Adirondack Land Trust welcomes Old Forge Library to Birding for All, a program that donates a backpack, binoculars, and reference materials to a library’s circulating collection to facilitate local bird watching.

“Birding for All offers a chance for people to try birding for themselves and meet our winged friends,” said Old Forge Library Director Linda Weal. “This is a perfect fit with our library’s mission to provide learning opportunities and materials to people who live in Old Forge.”

Each Birding for All backpack contains Vortex Viper HD 8X42 binoculars; Sibley Birds East, a field guide for identifying birds; Adirondack Birding, a guidebook of places to spot birds in the region; materials on how to use and care for binoculars; and a notebook for users to record and share bird sightings and their experiences while using the backpack. Each backpack and its contents exceed $725 in value. The program is designed to expand access to birding by removing cost barriers to participation.

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Monday, May 22, 2023

Adirondack Life & Adirondack Land Trust to present My Adirondacks kids’ photography project

Child taking a photograph in nature.

Jay, NY – Adirondack Life and Adirondack Land Trust announce My Adirondacks, a project that invites kids, ages 5 to 17, to photograph an aspect of the natural world within the Adirondack Park and share why it matters to them. Submissions can be sent to aledit@adirondacklife.com and will be accepted now through August 19, 2023.

The following information is required:

·       Name and age.

·       Where in the Adirondack Park the photo was taken.

·       Up to a few sentences about why the image matters to the person who took it.

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Adirondack Land Trust Receives $174,300 in Grant Funding for Cobble Hill Trail Improvements

Hiker on Cobble Hill in Lake Placid

 

Keene, NY — The Adirondack Land Trust has received a $99,300 grant from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program and a $75,000 grant from the North Elba Local Advancement and Enhancement Fund for a total of $174,300 in funding for trail improvements at Cobble Hill, a popular Lake Placid hiking destination.

 

“These generous grants support the work of people coming together to solve problems for community benefit,” says Adirondack Land Trust Stewardship & GIS Specialist Becca Halter. “These funds will help to improve this beloved community hike with a beautiful view of the village, Mirror Lake, and the surrounding area.”

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Adirondack area non-profits welcome new hires

Several Adirondack area non-profit organizations, including Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Adirondack Land Trust, and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) recently welcomed new staff and officers to their teams.

 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Adirondack Land Trust to Offer Community Input Session on Preliminary Glenview Plan, March 28

“Spring Light,” oil on canvas depicting Glenview’s scenic vista, provided by artist Sandra Hildreth.

Harrietstown, NY — The Adirondack Land Trust is inviting community members to review preliminary designs for possible public access to its Glenview Preserve in Harrietstown. This 238-acre property, off State Route 86 between Saranac Lake and Paul Smiths, is being maintained as a scenic vista and managed for pollinator and wildlife habitat, water quality protection, and maple syrup production.

The draft plan reflects input from neighbors and community members, and now the land trust and Saratoga Associates are hosting an open-house-style work session to provide opportunities for additional input and feedback.

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

Free Info Session for Farmland Owners set for March 1 in Essex

Cattle on an Adirondack farm

WHALLONSBURG – The Adirondack Land Trust is hosting a free informational session for farmland owners 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NY-22, Essex, NY. The event, “How do conservation easements impact farm finances?” will touch on ways farmland conservation easements can affect land values, property taxes, borrowing ability and other financial matters.

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Photographer Manuel Palacios to Lead Two Winter Photography Workshops on March 1, 4

Photo at top: Winter scene by Mauel Palacios, Zone 3 Photography.

KEENE, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust invites shutterbugs with an interest in environmental conservation to join a free, virtual winter photography workshop Wednesday, March 1, noon-1:30 p.m. with landscape photographer Manuel Palacios. Beginners and pros will find new ideas for creating impactful winter photographs. There is no limit to the number of participants for this virtual workshop.

Palacios will share his favorite photography techniques and approaches to winter photography – from special equipment needs for shooting in harsh and unforgiving winter conditions to finding ways to use the elements of the season to express a deeper connection to the landscape.

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Feb. 7 virtual event to feature author and illustrator of The Art + Science of A Warbler’s Journey

Warbler’s Journey book jacket

KEENE, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 7–8 pm, is hosting The Art + Science of A Warbler’s Journey. This free virtual event features Pulitzer-Prize finalist, renowned ornithologist and author Scott Weidensaul and award-winning illustrator Nancy Lane.

 

In their children’s book, A Warbler’s Journey, Weidensaul’s story of a tiny warbler’s migration from the tropics of Central America to the Canadian tundra is brought to life through Lane’s oil paintings. They will provide an insider’s view of the unique collaboration behind this book, which was included on NPR’s 2022 “Books We Love” list.

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Monday, January 9, 2023

472 acres of ADK land protected through Adirondack Land Trust and Lake Placid Land Conservancy merger

Mountain bikers on a trail

KEENE — The merger of two nationally accredited land trusts streamlines operations and ensures continued open space protection in New York’s Adirondack Park.

Effective January 1, 2023, the Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) will merge into the Adirondack Land Trust as approved by the New York State Attorney General’s office and the Secretary of State. The assets, programs and land stewardship responsibilities of LPLC will be transferred to the Adirondack Land Trust.

Through the merger, 472 acres in the towns of North Elba, Jay, Keene and Wilmington will be added to the Adirondack Land Trust’s portfolio of land protection sites. This includes the Three Sisters Preserve in Wilmington, which is a popular destination for mountain biking, trail running, hiking and snowshoeing, and serves as a community connector between the town’s bike skills park and Forest Preserve trails adjacent to Hardy Road. Public access will remain the same and preserve signage will be updated.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Adirondack Land Trust Hosting Free Info Session on Conservation Easements and Farm Operations, Nov. 15

WHALLONSBURG – The Adirondack Land Trust is hosting a free informational session for farmland owners on Tuesday, November 15 at 6 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, located at 1610 NY-22, Essex, NY. The event, “How do conservation easements impact farm operations?” features the following panelists:

·       James Graves, Owner/Operator, Full and By Farm, Essex

·       Alice Halloran, Essex County Soil & Water Conservation District

·       Jeff Kehoe, Ag Protection Planner, NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets

·       Ashlee Kleinhammer, Proprietor, North Country Creamery

·       Megan Stevenson, Land Protection Manager, Adirondack Land Trust

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Adirondack Land Trust Seeks Community’s Ideas about Glenview Preserve

HARRIETSTOWN, NY — The Adirondack Land trust is inviting input from community members to help plan for the use and enjoyment of its Glenview Preserve in Harrietstown. This 238-acre property, off State Route 86, is being maintained as a scenic vista and managed for pollinator and wildlife habitat, water quality protection, and maple syrup production. The land trust is working with Saratoga Associates to explore expanding the property’s management plan to include public access.

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