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Environmental groups are praising the state of New York for its decision to buy conservation and recreation easements on nearly 90,000 acres of timberland in the Adirondacks. The deal – involving lands once owned by the Finch Pruyn paper company...
News stories tagged with "nature-conservancy"
Mar 28, 2006 — In a rare twist, a pro-environment group is selling a big chunk of Adirondack Land back into the private sector, for $2.5 million. The Adirondack Nature Conservancy announced yesterday that they'll sell more than 600 acres of land in Newcomb to the Tahawus hunting and fishing club. The property includes a remote mountain valley and 115-acre Zack Lake. The valley is surrounded by forest land owned by the Finch Pruyn timber company, based in Glens Falls. The land won't be opened to the public, but it will remain on the local tax rolls. The forest and the lake will also be protected by a permanent conservation easement. The Zack Lake property is so remote that it wasn't surveyed until 1899. It was first owned by great camp developer William West Durant. Nature Conservancy director Mike Carr told Brian Mann that several factors convinced his organization to put the property on the open market. Go to full article
Jul 25, 2005 — Every summer, birders across the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains climb high looking for alpine songbirds. The annual census helps researchers to track the health and population of rare and endangered birds. Brian Mann joined a group on Lyon Mountain last month searching for the Bicknell's thrush. He sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Jan 05, 2005 — Environmentalists and state officials have unveiled the third largest land conservation deal in New York's history. More than a hundred thousand acres of Adirondack timberland, owned by Domtar, will be protected from development in Clinton and Franklin counties. The 23-million dollar deal was brokered by the Adirondack Nature Conservancy. As Brian Mann reports, the Domtar lands have topped environmental groups' wish lists for more than a decade. Go to full article
Apr 20, 2004 — The Adirondack Nature Conservancy has bought more than a hundred acres of forest and wetland near the mouth of the Boquet River on Lake Champlain. The deal will prevent development along more than a half-mile of shoreline. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Dec 17, 2003 — New York state will pay roughly 900 thousand dollars to preserve a big chunk of open space in the Lake George basin. The deal announced Tuesday will protect thirteen hundred acres around Northwest Bay, in the town of Bolton. The land is adjacent to the Pharoah Lake Wilderness Area. There are already three miles of hiking trails on the property, including a path to Pole Hill Pond, a pristine spring-fed lake. Gov. George Patki said the conservation effort would improve the health of the Lake George eco-system. The deal was brokered by the Lake George Land Conservancy. Brian Mann spoke with Lynn Schuman, the Conservancy's executive director. Go to full article
Jan 06, 2003 — Governor George Pataki has quietly agreed to spend more than two million dollars buying recreation and conservation easements on a chunk of land near Long Lake. The deal will protect most of the Cedarlands Boy Scout Camp from development. As Brian Mann reports, the four thousand acre project was finalized more than two weeks ago, without any public announcement. Go to full article
Aug 16, 2002 — Conservation groups in the Adirondacks are praising a deal that will protect more than four thousand acres of forest and shoreline near Long Lake. But the project also allows a prominent environmentalist to buy a 60-acre piece of shoreline property. As Brian Mann reports, a plan to build a private home on the parcel has drawn sharp criticism: Go to full article
Jun 11, 2002 — New York State has joined with the Nature Conservancy and a timber company to preserve almost 45,000 acres of land on the Tug Hill Plateau. David Sommerstein reports the public-private partnership prevents the land from being subdivided. Go to full article