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 ➞
An important milestone was achieved at the end of 2016. The Genesee Valley Conservancy, responsible for the permanent protection of over 16,800 acres of important habitat, open space, and farmland…
Two recently completed farm projects in Livingston County add 696 acres to lands protected locally in partnership with the Genesee Valley Conservancy. The Moore family in Leicester and the VanDeWeert…
A total of 222 acres of important farmland have been protected by the VanDeWeert family in Geneseo, NY this week.
(Pictured above: The VanDeWeert's farmstead on Lima Road at sunrise.)…
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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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