Nature Conservancy's 161,000 Acre Purchase
CBS News to air scenes of The Nature Conservancy’s
161,000-acre purchase in the
The footage is from The Nature Conservancy’s epic, 161,000-acre purchase of Adirondack forests in upstate
The beautiful places captured on video include:
- The Boreas Ponds, with spectacular views of the High Peaks Wilderness
Boreas River, a major tributary of the Hudson River, with ice and snow closing in on a ribbon of open water
Branch River, also a Hudson Rivertributary, cascading through a mature floodplain forest.
“These are some of the most scenic lands in the entire
“We jumped at the opportunity to make such a bold purchase. After all, we are in the business of protecting ecologically important forests and waters, and this property is a real stunner,” Carr added.
The ecological significance of the property, lying primarily within the central lake and tourist region of the
In its first six months of ownership the Conservancy has worked with scientists from the New York Natural Heritage Program to evaluate the property through a variety of ecological lenses, renewed the 140 annual leases that existed under Finch, Pruyn’s ownership, met with dozens of stakeholders, and provided “green-certified” pulp wood to the Finch Paper mill in Glens Falls. Leading with the science, the Conservancy is working out a disposition strategy that balances ecological protection and traditional
The Nature Conservancy is a leading international, non-profit organization working to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Adirondack Chapter has protected 556,572 acres since 1971 and works with a variety of partners to achieve a broad range of conservation results. For more information about the Conservancy’s 161,000-acre purchase in the