News

February
26

Celebrate SPRING with North Branch Land Trust on May 14th

Join Dinner Co-Chairs Mike and Greg Weaver for our 15th Annual Dinner and Auctions at the Westmoreland Club on May 14 at 5:30PM.

Lots of fun pre-dinner, bidding on some very unique silent auction items flowed by dinner and the presentation of our Community Stewardship Award. We will also auction off five very distinctive items at the conclusion of the event so join us and bid for a good cause…the protection of important natural lands in your community.

This is our major fundraiser of the year so click on the link below to find out more, to register for the event & support our conservation efforts.

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Next Event

April
27

CONNECTING KIDS TO THE LAND

CONNECTING KIDS TO THE LAND
“When the world becomes your classroom, the possibilities are endless.”
Sunday, April 27th, 1:00-3:00pm
Bear Creek Camp

NBLT invites children ages 6-12 and their families to attend a fun and interactive environmental program at beautiful Bear Creek Camp on Sunday, April 27th from 1:00-3:00pm. Click on the “Read The Full Story” button to learn more and to register.

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Naturalist's Notes

Conservation Subdivision = Better Land Use

Many of our planning methods and zoning codes are based on archaic land use guidelines that have not been updated for many, many years. Because of this, we are very inefficient in the way we develop our open space. These inefficiencies lead to burdensome expenses that the municipality often times cannot cope with. Conservation Subdivisions represent a better way to develop our land that can ultimately reduce municipal expenses.

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Conservation News

October
12

Forest Echo Bird Sanctuary - Protected by NBLT

In 1907, Rachel and Dr. Sarah Wyckoff of Kingston purchased 177 acres and 48 perches of land from Johnson and Almira Reed of Dallas Borough to have as bird sanctuary and summer retreat. The Wyckoff’s enjoyed and stewarded this idyllic piece of the Back Mountain up until Rachel’s death in 1946. Having a long-standing relationship with Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School Rachel bequeathed her family property to the school with instructions to “Maintain the 17 acres of wooded lands around her cottage known as Forest Echo as a sanctuary for birds and to that end to preserve and maintain the said lands.” From the date of acquisition of the property in 1946, Wyoming Seminary upheld the wishes of the Wyckoff family but realized that a greater level of protection was needed if the property was to be maintained as a sanctuary in perpetuity.

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