The Lake Placid focus area contains lands within North Elba, including lands along Lake Placid and the West Branch of the Ausable River. Lake Placid Land Conservancy currently holds two conservation easements within this focus area.


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Base Map

This base map shows the basics of relief, land and water characteristics, and parcel locations of properties between 10-49 acres a and of properties greater than 50 acres b in size within the Lake Placid focus area. This map also shows the political distinctions among state and private land.

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Working Landscape

This map depicts Prime Farmland c and Farmland of State Importance d.

e denotes land with cover crop management and f denotes properties enrolled in 480-A for forestry management.

Mines and quarries are g.





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Land and Water

This map depicts the attributes of land and water critical for ecological integrity.

h areas denote the
Matrix Forest (selected by The Nature Conservancy as the most viable examples of the dominant forest communities in the state).

i denotes elevation above 2,500 feet. Lakes and wetlands are in the two shades of blue.



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This map depicts the important habitats critical for ecological integrity.

j areas signify regions that comprise at least one modeled rare or endangered species distributions. These were obtained from the New York Natural Heritage Program.

k areas denote special Natural Heritage Communities.





This map shows the areas of land viewable from at least one vantage point along a state road.

If an area is shaded l, that means the tops of the trees are viewable from at least one point on a road at car elevation at full