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Landowners will discuss conservation at forum

Adirondack Land Trust staff and a landowner talk at a site they protect in partnership with a conservation easement. (Provided photo — Adirondack Land Trust)

KEENE — The Adirondack Land Trust will host an online forum featuring Adirondack landowners discussing why and how they’ve conserved their land.

Landowner contributions to conservation are often overlooked. The Adirondack Park is renowned for its “forever wild” state-owned Forest Preserve, but private ownerships hold the landscape together. Privately owned forests and farms can keep landscapes connected and help wildlife and communities thrive.

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, three landowners who have taken steps to conserve their land will talk about motivations, methods, challenges and benefits.

Panelists:

¯ Emily Bateson, steward of 628 acres of private wild forest, including a lake in the town of Newcomb, under Adirondack Land Trust conservation easement

¯ Peter Palmiotto, steward of 826 acres, including working forest in the town of Newcomb, under Adirondack Land Trust conservation easement

¯ Mary Brassel Zack and Richard Zack, who, in administering the affairs of a deceased family member, added 250 acres to the Forest Preserve, on Moxham Mountain in the town of Chester

The program will be hosted by Mike Carr, executive director of the Adirondack Land Trust, and moderated by John Davis, a co-founder of the Wildlands Network who works in private and public land conservation across the Adirondacks and beyond.

To attend, register at adirondacklandtrust.org/events or contact info@adirondacklandtrust.org, 518-576-2400 ext. 104.

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