Conservation Efforts Expanded

This year Smokey House Center committed additional acreage to our already expansive conserved lands. Nearly 250 acres, comprised primarily of formerly “banked lots” – parcels that could have been sold as developable lots, if desired – have now been protected from future development. This addition to our existing easement with the New England Forestry Foundation advances our goal of retaining the rural forest and agricultural landscape of the Danby Four Corners Valley. We are exploring additional farmland conservation opportunities and related funding.