CRP 689 Workshop Fall 2007
The client for the Fall 2007 workshop is Genesee Land Trust (GLT), a private, not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1989. The formation of the Land Trust was initiated by a small group of area residents who were concerned about the quality of the environment in the Genesee region. The mission of GLT is to preserve and protect land within the Greater Rochester area, including waterways, wetlands, farmland, open space, fish and wildlife habitat, and scenic or recreational areas. GLT is also active in urban lands conservation and engaged in urban trails projects within the City of Rochester. The Trust pursues its mission by acquiring property or development rights and by assisting government agencies, individuals, and private groups with their own land protection efforts. To date, GLT has protected 466 acres using conservation easements, conserved over 800 acres with full fee acquisition and and has protected over 1000 acres in partnership with local municipalities.
The service area of GLT includes Monroe County, Wayne County, and parts of Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Seneca and Cayuga Counties. For the purposes of the workshop course, Monroe and Wayne Counties will be examined. As a land trust with a large service area, GLT is looking to focus their conservation efforts on the land and landscapes that best match their mission as well as have the highest resource value. The charge of this workshop is to draft a strategic conservation plan for the land trust to help focus their land protection efforts. This project is funded in part by a grant from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program, administered by the Land Trust Alliance Northeast Program with support from the State of New York.
Contacts for More Information Ole M. Amundsen III, Visiting Lecturer
Department of City and Regional Planning
Ithaca, NY 14853
607-272-7781 firstname.lastname@example.org Gay Mills, Executive Director
Genesee Land Trust
500 East Ave.,
Rochester, NY 14607