• Sneak Peek: Bluebells in Bloom

    VIDEO: Bluebells in Bloom

  • Triple H Farms: Farm of the Year

    VIDEO: Meet the Hamilton family

  • Genesee Valley Conservancy Earns National Recognition

    Genesee Valley Conservancy Earns National Recognition

Go Exploring at our Protected Preserves

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 ➞

Railroad Bed Trail

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 ➞


Support the Genesee Valley Conservancy

By volunteering, donating and many other support actions you can make a difference!


  • Bluebell Hike Details

    On May 6th, Genesee Valley Conservancy will host two hikes to see the beautiful bluebell flowers in Geneseo.

    This privately owned protected property has a patch of flowers that will…

  • Genesee Valley Landowner Workshops Announced

    Speakers from the private and public sectors will join together to present on topics ranging including invasive and native species, forest management, growing mushrooms and solar energy at an upcoming…

  • Genesee Valley Conservancy Earns National Recognition

    Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence

    At a time of political change, one thing is clear and consistent: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since…


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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