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  • Featherbed Lane Farm Preserved

    We are happy to announce Featherbed Lane Farm has been permanently protected for agricultural use. With the help of many partners and funders, including the Local Farms Fund, American Farmland Trust, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Farmland Protection Program, and Saratoga County, PLAN purchased and extinguished the development rights to the land on January 9th, while also protecting the farm’s affordability for future farmers.

  • Remembering Douglas Ward

    Saratoga PLAN is saddened to lose a good friend, effective ally for conservation, wise legal counselor, outdoor enthusiast, and all-around fun-loving man with a jovial zest for life. Doug Ward will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We are touched that Doug’s family has asked that donations be made to Saratoga PLAN in… Read More 

  • Palmertown Report Released

    Saratoga PLAN, partnering with the Open Space Institute and Alta Planning and Design, has released a report outlining a conservation and recreation strategy for the Southern Palmertown Region. The report is based on findings from community engagement events, academic research, stakeholder interviews, surveys, and lots of hard work. A series of community engagement events brought citizens and experts together to explore the ecosystems of the Southern Palmertown area. These events were supported by funding from New York State’s Conservation Partnership Program for land trusts, helping to accomplish New York’s Open Space goals. The events were followed up by two surveys and key stakeholder interviews.

  • Bog Meadow Trail Reopening

    After a long season of renovations, the Bog Meadow Trail will be reopened on November 3, 2018.

  • Support Barkersville Trails

    Saratoga PLAN has the opportunity to protect a 168-acre property straddling the Galway-Providence town line in the hamlet of Barkersville. Formerly a training ground for sled dogs, the property has a well-designed trail system already in place. (Photo by Frieda Garrison)

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  • Four Farms Join Feast

    For 2018, Feast of the Fields welcomes four new farms: Goode Farm, Ballston Spa, NY, Ramble Creek Farm, Greenwich, NY, Owl Wood Farm, Salem, NY, and Squashville Farm, Porter Corners, NY.

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