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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|

November 2017 Conservation Minute

Take a minute for conservation with the Lake Placid Land Conservancy. Happiness in Nature   I'm going to share something that you may already know: Being in nature makes you happier. What a novel idea, right? I think about growing up in the Adirondacks, and my fondest memories involve being outdoors. So when I turned [...]

November 28th, 2017|Conservation Minute, News|

October 2017 Conservation Minute

Take a minute for conservation with the Lake Placid Land Conservancy Monarchs on the Move   Late summer into fall is a turning point for many things in the Adirondacks. The shift from consistently warm days to intermittent cooler days sparks leaves to change color and also triggers the southerly migration of many species, including [...]

October 18th, 2017|Conservation Minute|

LPLC Welcomes Wildlife Monitoring Technician

We are pleased to introduce Mikael Cejtin as our new Wildlife Monitoring Technician. He will utilize his expertise as a wildlife biologist to help Kerry Crowningshield, LPLC's Outreach Coordinator, implement our Conservation Monitoring Program. Mikael and Kerry are working with landowners in local communities to help them better connect with and understand the natural features [...]

July 27th, 2017|News|

June 2017 Conservation Minute

 Take a minute for conservation with the Lake Placid Land Conservancy! Planting Seeds for Pollinators and Conservation   Pollinators, like the rusty patched bumble bee, account for 1 of every 3 bites of food we consume. They are valuable members of our ecological community, but their populations are being threatened by loss of habitat, pesticide [...]

June 21st, 2017|Conservation Minute, News|

Lake Placid Land Conservancy awarded $20,000 capacity grant to implement citizen science monitoring program

Lake Placid Land Conservancy awarded $20,000 capacity grant to implement citizen science monitoring program The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Land Trust Alliance announced on April 26, 2017, the award of a $20,000 New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) Capacity and Excellence grant to the Lake Placid Land Conservancy [...]

May 2nd, 2017|News|

Lake Placid Land Conservancy awarded $50,000 capital grant from Open Space Institute

Members of the Board of Trustees of the Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC), the Barkeater Trails Alliance, and LPLC staff gather to celebrate the closing of Wilmington’s community forest preserve. Featured (Left to right): Matt McNamara, Georgia Jones, John Rosenthal, Jeffrey Graff, Scott Avery, Liz Clarke, and Gregory Fetters. Lake Placid Land Conservancy awarded $50,000 [...]

April 19th, 2017|News|

March 2017 Conservation Minute

Take a minute for conservation with the Lake Placid Land Conservancy! The Value in a Dead Tree   Snag trees are prominent features in the landscape due to their varying stages of decay and lack of foliage. You're hiking in the woods, and in the distance you notice a tall, standing tree with little [...]

March 15th, 2017|Conservation Minute|

Lake Placid Land Conservancy receives donation of land in Keene

Lake Placid Land Conservancy receives donation of land in Keene Lake Placid Land Conservancy (LPLC) acquired 25 acres of Laurentian-Acadian pine, hemlock, and hardwood forest adjacent to the High Peaks Wilderness in Keene, N.Y. that was donated by Ed and Carolyn Fowler of Keene and Bloomfield, CT in December, 2016. Conservation of the property will [...]

January 18th, 2017|News|