• Six Farms to be Permanently Protected

    Six Farms to be Permanently Protected

  • Property Acquired Along Mill Creek in Wayland

    Property Acquired Along Mill Creek in Wayland

  • Christiano’s Protect 732 acres in Leicester!

    Christiano’s Protect 732 acres in Leicester!

Go Exploring at our Protected Preserves

Mill Creek Trout Preserve

Two branches of Mill Creek cross this 48 acre forested property which features brook and brown trout. In 2019, the Conservancy will be putting together a management plan and establishing public uses for the property. Explore more ➞

Indian Fort Nature Preserve

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 ➞

John W. Chanler Island Preserve

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 ➞

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News

  • Six Farms to be Permanently Protected

    Six Genesee Valley farms have been selected by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for permanent farmland protection.  Over $10 million will be invested locally to protect over…

  • Property Acquired Along Mill Creek in Wayland

    This week, Genesee Valley Conservancy acquired an important parcel along Mill Creek in Wayland, Steuben County.  This 50 acre forested property buffers two branches of Mill Creek, a trout stream,…

  • Christiano’s Protect 732 acres in Leicester!

    Three local landowners protected 732 acres of highly productive farmland with Genesee Valley Conservancy through conservation easement agreements this week.

    Gerald Christiano Sr, Gerald Christiano Jr, and Seven Nation Stakes…

Events

Are you a landowner?

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.


Conservation Easements

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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Transfers of Property

The Genesee Valley Conservancy also works with landowners interested in transferring ownership of their property for conservation purposes.
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