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For New NYS Easement Purchases Keep Landscapes Working

New NYS Easement Purchases Keep Landscapes Working

Many more farm land and industrial timberland owners sell all development rights to NYS, but stay in production, preserving the working landscape and jobs.

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LPLC Gifted 125 Acre Easement in Jay

The Lake Placid Land Conservancy has been gifted a conservation easement on a 125 acre parcel in Jay.

Read the news story here.  

273,000 Acres Now Owned by Molpus

A second large industrial timber land acquisition makes Molpus the 2nd largest landowner in the Park.

Read the news story here.
Read the company website here.

$20.5m Coming for Farmland Easements

NYS is making $20.5m available for farm conservation easements.  This is a state-wode program.

Read the news story here.

$300k Grants Coming for Conservation Easements

The funds in the region will be matched in various locations with existing land trust organizations around the Park.  The funds can be used for farmland as well as forests.

Read the news story here.
The the press release from the Governor's Office here.

Large Timber Easement Sold to New TIMO

130,000 acre diverse northern hardwood forest sold. Molpus, the company, is based in Jackson Mississippi.  The operating office is in Saranac Lake.

Read the news story here

1300 acres easement picked up by OSI in Keeseville

This is an industrial forestry easement near Keeseville.

Read the news about this easement here.

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