Partner Spotlight: Dr. Mark Whitmore

For nearly four years, the LGLC has been working to protect our lands from the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) – an invasive terrestrial pest that preys on the hemlock tree. From the beginning, our efforts to better understand this best and protect our trees were guided by Dr. Mark Whitmore and the Hemlock Initiative of […]

Thank you for protecting over 300 acres of land that protect the lake!

The Lake George Land Conservancy protected three important properties this year, totaling nearly 300 acres, including 40 acres of critical wetlands, 4,300 feet of stream corridor, and hundreds of acres of forestland. The protection of these lands ensures they will never be altered and will be able to forever continue their natural function of filtering […]

HWA Management Update, November 2020

The Lake George Land Conservancy has made the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) a priority for several years. Since 2016 we have monitored our own lands looking for signs of this tiny insect, hosted a number of training events to educate the public, and developed the knowledge and skills to rapidly respond to any infestation. […]

On Trails, Transformations, and Gratitude

Contributed by John Crist, Jr. (pictured, second from right) John has led the LGLC’s annual fall foliage hike at Cat and Thomas Mts Preserve since 2005. What follows is his commentary after leading this year’s hike on Oct. 18, 2020. On Saturday there were literally hundreds of people on the trails. I have never seen […]

LGLC Releases Statement on Recent Invasive Pest Confirmations

Bolton Landing, NY – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced on August 11, 2020, the confirmation of an infestation of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) on Forest Preserve lands in the town of Dresden in Washington County. This comes just one week after their confirmation of the emerald ash borer (EAB) […]