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 ➞
On June 19, Genesee Valley Conservancy completed the protection of the Sunny Knoll Farm Purchase of Development Rights project in the Town of Lima. This project consisted of permanently protecting…
The Conservancy is pleased to announce the permanent protection of 1,182 acres of the Hamilton family’s farmland in the towns of Leicester and Geneseo. Three Hamilton families, brothers Roger and…
Register today for the Oak Tree Half Marathon & 5K!
Online registration is easier than ever and the price you see is the price you pay, no longer are…
9:00am@ Mt. Morris, NY
4:00pm@ Downtown Geneseo
9:00am@ Indian Fort Nature Preserve
8:00am@ Geneseo Central School, 4050 Avon Road, Geneseo NY 14454
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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