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Causes: Environment, Land Resources Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

Programs: See schedule o for description. Tug hill tomorrow land trust (thtlt) is committed to connecting with parents and children, from all walks of life. We know it is important to instill a love of conservation at an early age if people are going to care for the land as adults. To that end, thtlt holds a variety of field trips, programs and events to get people out on the land and experiencing a variety of different recreational activities in a variety of locations throughout the tug hill region. Thtlt also works with local day care centers and summer school-aged programs to present environmental education programs that get kids excited about being outside. Thtlt has produced a field guide for the tug hill region which provides detailed information in a friendly way so people can easily find out more about where they are and what they are seeing. Thtlt ultimately hopes these programs and materials will foster a love of the land and the desire to take care of it for future generations.

see schedule o for description. Thtlt works with private landowners to protect working forest, farms recreation and wild lands in northern new york's 2,100 square mile tug hill region and surrounding areas. The tug hill region covers parts of jefferson, lewis, oneida and oswego counties. We do this mainly through voluntary conservation easements. In 2017 we completed two easement projects. The first was an army compatible use buffer (acub) project, which we partner on with ft. Drum and ducks unlimited. These conservation easements are paid for with a combination of federal and state funding. The dean gleisner farm is a 147 acre working beef farm in jefferson county. The second project was the stavemill club in oswego county. The project protected a 6-acre piece owned by the local hunting club allowing them to retain the club's main lodge and placing the surrounding land under a conservation easement. This was an integral part of the protection of 3,236 acres of working forestland in the towns of redfield and orwell. This conservation effort helped to secure the working landscape of the tug hill region that provides vital economic support to local communities. Identified as a priority conservation area in the new york's open space conservation plan, the 3,236-acre kendall property, located north of the salmon river reservoir, is embedded in a landscape with existing state lands and working forest easements. Its protection ensures ongoing timber resource production, safeguards water quality of the environmentally sensitive salmon river and allows for continued public access to state sanctioned snowmobile trails and other outdoor recreation. Thtlt has been partnering with ft. Drum and ducks unlimited on the army compatible use buffer program (acub) which purchases easements on land around ft. Drum to limit the development and allow the army to maximize training on post. In 2016 we closed on the 473-acre meeks easement in jefferson county and the 686 acre martin easement in jefferson county. Thtlt also partners with like-minded organizations on local and regional planning efforts and natural resources issues.

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Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust has 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 their 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. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.

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