ABOUT CNY LAND TRUST

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Mission

The Central New York Land Trust seeks to preserve and protect natural areas in order to provide our communities clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat, and a chance to connect with the land.

What is CNY Land Trust?

CNY Land Trust, working in Onondaga and Oswego Counties, acquires land either by donation or purchase and keeps it in its natural state. These lands may contain wetlands, ponds, streams, grasslands, forests, hills and all of the other wonderful natural landforms that abound in Central New York. CNY Land Trust owns all of its preserves, and cares for the land forever for community benefit. Hunting, trapping, camp fires, overnight camping and the use of motorized vehicles are prohibited for the safety of the visiting public and the protection of the land. All of the preserves are open, free of charge, for hiking, photography and nature study from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. Just go to any one of the nature preserves and enjoy!

Board of Directors

Please click to learn more about the CNY Land Trust’s volunteer Board members and part-time Executive Director.

How You Can Help

As a volunteer organization, CNY Land Trust relies on our community to carry out our mission. You can support CNY Land Trust by becoming a member or making a donation, volunteering your time to help maintain preserves, or contribute in other ways. For more information, please see Get Involved.

CNY Land Trust is always interested in preserving more land to benefit our community. At this time, however, CNY Land Trust does not administer conservation easements. If you are interested in donating land or providing financial support, please contact us or click Donate.

Your Local Land Trust in Central New York

Originally established in 1972 as Save The County, Inc., Central New York Land Trust, Inc. is a membership-supported not-for-profit organization. CNY Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. A copy of Central New York Land Trust, Inc.’s latest annual financial reporting may be obtained by navigating to CNY Land Trust’s information on the New York State Charities Bureau website, here, or upon request, from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271. The CNY Land Trust’s federal ID number is 23-7399316.

CNY Land Trust has a small administrative office located in the Central New York Community Foundation’s Philanthropy Center, 431 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, New York, sharing meeting facilities with other local nonprofits who are working every day to improve quality of life for the Central New York community.