The Finger Lakes Land Trust has acquired 24 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes National Forest.
Located in the town of Hector, Schuyler County, the wooded property is surrounded by existing public land.
The acquisition was made possible by the organization’s “Forever Fund,” a dedicated account created by the Land Trust to make time sensitive acquisitions possible. The fund will be replenished when the property is sold to the U.S. Forest Service in the future.
This latest acquisition was identified as a protection priority because of its location within the national forest and its frontage on two public roads. Subdivision and development of the land would not only eliminate intact hardwood forest but would also degrade the ecological and recreational value of adjacent public lands.