Conservation Minute

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Land Conservation in a Changing Climate

Conservation efforts at the national and global scale are considering climate change more and more, and with good reason. Extreme weather events – increased incidence or prolonged periods of drought, cold, heat, or heavy rainfall – are impacting traditional ways of life around the world with greater regularity. While we often think of the Adirondacks [...]

June 4th, 2019|Conservation Minute, News|

Do you iNaturalist? LPLC Conservation Minute

For many of us, time spent in nature is a welcomed respite from the chaos of our daily lives - a chance to get away from technology and resist the pull to stay connected. But if you're like me, you also enjoy the challenge of identifying plants and animals encountered on the trail. While there [...]

May 10th, 2019|Conservation Minute, News|

December 2018 Conservation Minute

Coming home to the Adirondacks December is a great time of year for sharing conservation thoughts. After all, the sounds of the season bring to mind scenes of chestnuts roasting on an open fire, decorations of holly and ivy, and rambunctious outdoor activities like tobogganing, skating or building snowmen. My family took part in all [...]

December 21st, 2018|Conservation Minute, News|

Leave the Leaves to Promote Wildlife and Soil Health

Leave the Leaves to Promote Wildlife and Soil Health It's that time of year. Leaves and snowflakes are falling and for many gardeners, you're likely finishing "putting our garden to bed." This yearly process traditionally consists of pulling up annual plants, cutting back perennials, and raking and disposing of the leaves on our lawn. While the [...]

November 9th, 2018|Announcements, Conservation Minute, News|

September 2018 Conservation Minute

Take a minute for conservation with Lake Placid Land Conservancy   September 2018 Though the official start of fall isn’t for a couple more weeks, the distinct chill in air tells us autumn is well on its way. The Adirondacks offer some of most beautiful scenic views in the country. As the trees shift from [...]

September 11th, 2018|Conservation Minute|

August 2018 Conservation Minute

Take a minute for conservation with Lake Placid Land Conservancy  Click here to enroll! Have you ever wanted to know more about your back yard? Maybe you always thought it would be interesting to do research, but never had the time or expertise. If you can relate, then our Conservation Monitoring Program is for you! [...]

August 16th, 2018|Conservation Minute, News|

June 2018 Conservation Minute

LPLC Receives $26,000 Grant for Public Access Improvements at Three Sisters Preserve in Wilmington Summer is fast approaching, Lake Placid Land Conservancy is continuing its conservation efforts, and you can take advantage of both! The Conservancy received a $26,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Land Trust Alliance [...]

June 4th, 2018|Conservation Minute|

May 2018 Conservation Minute

Take a minute for conservation with the Lake Placid Land Conservancy Cluster of Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) Spring Arrives in the Adirondacks Songbirds are calling, trees are budding, and lovely woodland flowers are popping up in droves. This is collection of small, early-growing, perennial wildflowers are known as spring ephemerals, and they have [...]

May 7th, 2018|Conservation Minute, News|

January 2018 Conservation Minute

Take a minute for conservation with the Lake Placid Land Conservancy Making Tracks in Wilmington Winter started off with a bang this year with plenty of fresh snowfall. The snow is great for skiing and snowshoeing, but it also creates opportunities for monitoring wildlife. We recently went out to the Three Sisters Preserve in Wilmington [...]

January 22nd, 2018|Conservation Minute, News|

December 2017 Conservation Minute

Take a minute for conservation with the Lake Placid Land Conservancy Decem-burrr: Winter is here Writer John Steinbeck said, "What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." Yesterday marked the winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year in Earth’s northern hemisphere. Yesterday [...]

December 23rd, 2017|Conservation Minute, News|