This 60 acre forest set adjacent to the Genesee River has a rich habitat and even richer history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, this unique property earned the nickname “Indian Fort” as it was once home to two wooden fence structures, or palisades, built by the Iroquois. Explore more ➞
This 40 acre nature preserve consists of an 'island' of forest surrounded by grassland fields. Previously under agricultural use, the property now hosts native grasses that serve as a habitat for birds and other wildlife surrounding the 3.5 acre woodlot. Explore more ➞
This multi-use trail, ideal for equestrians, hikers, and snowshoers in the winter months, is approximately three miles in length. The trail passes through forests and reveals outstanding views across the farmland of the Genesee Valley. Explore more ➞
In July of 2014, heavy rains that reached a 100-year event level did extensive damage to the Railroad Bed Trail in Avon. A major 15ft wide by 15ft deep washout…
View images of a few of the important conservation projects and events from our first 25 years.
From farmers to scenic property owners, woodlot managers to owners of land with wildlife habitats, the Genesee Valley Conservancy works with landowners who want to ensure that the natural resources that make their property, and the Genesee Valley region, special are conserved according to their wishes throughout time.
One of the main tools the Genesee Valley Conservancy utilizes to protect important natural resources on privately owned property is a legal agreement called a conservation easement.
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The Genesee Valley Conservancy also works with landowners interested in transferring ownership of their property for conservation purposes.
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