The Society is chartered with a three-fold purpose
1. To conserve the flora and fauna of the lands owned by the society.
The society holds five properties as sanctuaries to upstate New York 's native flora and fauna. The public is welcome to visit our properties with no charge, but visitors must stay on marked trails.
2. To offer schools, colleges, and accredited groups access for the purpose of research and study.
In the past ten years, our properties have hosted 6 doctorial theses, 8 master 's theses, 2 undergraduate senior projects, and 8 high school research projects entered into national and state science competitions.
In the past 10 years our properties have been an "outdoor classroom " and visited yearly by undergraduate colleges, community colleges, high schools, primary schools, and many different organizations. For information on how to schedule your group visit please refer to our Our Visitor Policy page.
3. To publish scientific and cultural information pertaining to the Society lands.
The society publishes a biannual newsletter to the membership and presents in New York wetland conferences.
Our properties include:
2,000 acres in Byron and Bergen
A National Natural Landmark with rich graminoid fens, cedar swamps, and riparian flood plains. It is a wetland sanctuary to 36 native Orchids.
650 acres in Arcadia
A National Natural Landmark with a sphagnum bog and floating bog cradled by glacial drumlins.
600 acres in Honeoye
A marsh wetland sanctuary to hundreds of resident and migrating birds. It has hosted a nesting pair of Sand-hill Cranes for several years.
We focus on: The Environment, Education
Where we are: Genesee, Ontario, Wayne
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