Stewarding lands to reach their optimal ecological potential is essential to Winnakee’s long term conservation strategy. Winnkaee is here to help provide landowners with resources to maximize the resiliency of their land, increase biodiversity, restore rare species habitats, control harmful invasives, and become part of globally important connective land corridors that secure pathways for many species survival.
Do you own a woodland?
Whether you have “just trees” that shelter native plants and animals, a bit of “woods” behind your house where the kids play and you cut firewood, or a “tree farm” that earns your family income, you are a forest owner. Owning forestland in New York State is an exciting but challenging undertaking. Consequently, many forest owners need help with the management of their holdings and are interested in knowing the people and organizations that are available to assist them. Ownership of forest land can provide numerous beneﬁts such as revenue, wildlife habitat improvements, and recreation. However, ownership also carries costs and responsibilities that may require assistance from others as well as opportunities to enhance the conservation value of your land.
What landowner assistance information and tools are available?
Help is available to answer these and other forest management questions. This page lists an overview of the major public and private organizations that offer assistance to New York forest owners and outlines the services performed by these organizations.
If you or your family is considering a land legacy to ensure your property is forever protected and stewarded by an accredited land trust, Winnakee is also here to help.