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Conserving land and water in Lake Placid and the Ausable and Saranac River watersheds

The Adirondack Park encompasses approximately six million acres of public and private lands. These lands are a natural wonder of scenic mountains, pristine lakes and streams and extensive forests that include permanently protected public lands as well as working forests, farms, and economically diverse communities that together contribute to the Adirondacks’ unique natural and cultural character.

While roughly 2.6 million acres of public land in the Adirondack Park’s blue line is protected as “Forest Preserve,” almost half of the land in park is privately owned. Continued conservation and stewardship of critical open space and wildlife habitat on private lands is essential, especially along lakes, rivers and streams where development can affect scenic views, wildlife and water quality.

Located in the heart of the Adirondack Park in Lake Placid, New York, the Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) is a 501(c)(3) not for profit land trust that partners with landowners and communities in the Ausable and Saranac River basins in the Adirondack Park to conserve important open spaces, viewsheds, wildlife habitats, water resources as well as recreational lands that create opportunities for people to enjoy the region’s natural beauty. 

Conservation News

LPLC awarded grant to develop outreach program

Posted: May 24, 2016

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Land Trust Alliance announced in April the award of a $25,000 New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) grant to the Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) for the development of a new conservation outreach program.

The grant will enable LPLC to expand its strategic outreach efforts across the Lake Placid region, to include the towns of North Elba, Keene, Jay, Wilmington, Saranac Lake and St. Armand. Once developed, the program will offer interested, qualified landowners in the region the opportunity to develop conservation management...

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