news and press

  • friendship trails coming soon

    SARAH B. FOULKE FRIENDSHIP TRAILS SYSTEM COMING TO THE PALMERTOWN RANGE A generous donation from the Sarah B. Foulke Charitable Fund will underwrite the planning, design and stewardship of more than 20 miles of publicly accessible, permanently conserved trails in the 40,500-acre Southern Palmertown Range. The beautiful, ecologically important area stretches north from Skidmore College... Read More  Read More 

  • Leap of Kindness Day

    On Friday, February 28, in honor of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce’s Leap of Kindness Day Initiative, Saratoga PLAN spent the afternoon giving back to a treasured community partner, Wildwood Programs. Read More 

  • 129 acres of forever farmland

    Saratoga PLAN and landowner David Bowman finalized a conservation easement on 129 acres of fertile farmland comprising Malta Ridge Orchard and Gardens in the Town of Malta. Read More 

  • largest farm project complete

    We are excited to announce that on April 17, 2019, Saratoga PLAN completed its largest farmland conservation project to date. Four hundred sixty-four acres of the Barber Bros. Dairy Farm in the Town of Northumberland is now conserved in perpetuity. The purchase of development rights was made possible by funding from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and a partial donation by Linda Barber and her son, Chad Barber. What began in 1939 as a small farm run by two brothers selling eggs and offering custom field work, Barber Bros. has developed into a successful 1,200-acre dairy farm, currently supporting a milking herd of 650 cows. Read More 

  • wm. h. buckley farm phase II

    On Friday, April 12, 2019, Saratoga PLAN finalized a second easement on Wm. H Buckley Farm, a working farm situated on a picturesque ridge overlooking Ballston Lake, on Route 50 in the Town of Ballston. Friday’s closing added 63 acres to the 252 acres conserved in 2015, for a total of 315 acres which will be protected for agricultural uses in perpetuity. Read More 

  • 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. Read More 

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