Mission: Our mission is to protect the natural beauty of the Rensselaerville Falls, the watershed of Lake Myosotis and surrounding lands, to conduct long-term research on natural systems as part of a global effort to understand and preserve the Earth's biodiversity, and to increase appreciation of this effort through innovative, field-based educational programs for students, teachers and the community.
Target demographics: educate the public about environmental and conservation efforts
Direct beneficiaries per year: 921 students through science-based ecology programs, 217 people via guided nature hikes, and conserved an additional 100 acres of land.
Geographic areas served: Upstate New York
Programs: science and research-based field trips and summer programs for K-12, guided hikes on flora and fauna, and internships, fellowships, and grants for scientists interested in preserving the Earth's biodiversity.
Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve became an accredited land trust in February 2018, a status that can be renewed every five years. Accreditation means Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate the commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. To learn more about land trust accreditation and the current accreditation status of Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve, visit http//www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.