NOTE: We have reached capacity. please contact the Land Conservancy at (716) 687-1225 if you’d like to attend.
On Thursday, January 21, the Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting a presentation to unveil the draft concept plan for their newest property, the Stella Niagara Preserve. The public is welcome to attend and provide feedback at this presentation, which will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Lewiston Senior Center at 4361 Lower River Road.
Last summer, after a $3.6 million fundraising campaign, the Western New York Land Conservancy purchased the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve along the Niagara River in the Town of Lewiston. The preserve is incredibly scenic, ecologically important, and culturally significant. The Land Conservancy has already opened this new nature preserve to the public with walking trails, fishing, and kayak access, and plans to restore and enhance wildlife habitat, protect the property’s historic structures and art, and steward the property into the future.
The Land Conservancy is in the final stages of developing a Vision Plan with goals and objectives for the Preserve. Through this planning process, which included broad participation from the community through stakeholder meetings and public presentations, the Land Conservancy identified habitat restoration work as a priority. The Land Conservancy has hired nationally-renowned restoration landscape architect team of Darrel Morrison and Nancy Aten to develop a concept plan for the entire 29-acre preserve and to develop specific recommendations for habitat restoration and enhancement in the preserve’s meadow.