news & press archive: Feb 2018

  • Palmertown Public Engagement Report

    Saratoga PLAN is currently offering a series of community engagement events that bring citizens and experts together to explore the ecosystems of the Palmertown Conservation Area. These events are supported by funding from New York State’s Conservation Partnership Program for land trusts helping to accomplish New York’s Open Space goals. Read More 

  • 405+ Acres Conserved

    On February 22 Saratoga PLAN, the land trust of Saratoga County, finalized perpetual conservation easements on three adjacent scenic and productive farm properties in the Town of West Charlton, totaling more than 405 acres. Landowners Dawn and Dorothy Szurek sold a conservation easement on two farms of more than 315 acres, and Gary and Anne Vanderhorst sold an easement on an adjacent farm of close to 90 acres. Saratoga PLAN will steward these actively farmed properties in perpetuity, preserving open space, productive farm and forestland, and providing scenic enjoyment for all. These properties bring PLAN’s total of conserved lands in the county to about 4,985 acres. Read More 

  • Farmland Conservation Workshops

    Did you know there are many ways that farmland is conserved? Have you been curious about why people conserve their farms? Do you want to know about the tax incentives and financial implications?   Read More 

  • Conservation Director Hired

    Michael Horn has joined Saratoga PLAN’s staff as Conservation Director. Horn will be working on more than 10 land projects currently underway, as PLAN expands its efforts to conserve land in Saratoga County. Read More