Mission: To conserve forever the lands and waters of the Finger Lakes region, ensuring scenic vistas, local foods, clean waters, and wild places for everyone.
The Finger Lakes Land Trust protects nearly 19,000 acres of our region’s beloved forests, fields, wetlands, streams, and lakeshores. Many of these lands are open to the public for quiet recreation through a network of over 30 nature preserves.
We have protected thousands of additional acres by working with landowners to place permanent development restrictions on private lands that remain on local tax rolls. We focus on protecting critical habitat and water resources, connecting conserved lands, and keeping prime farmland in agriculture.
We also hold programs to educate local governments, landowners, and the community about conservation. All of our work takes place within the 12-county Finger Lakes Region.
(cover photo by Manifesto Designs)