Conservation Partners

CATS and CVCP work closely with conservation organizations, land trusts, outdoor clubs and individuals to conserve and protect the natural beauty and resources of the Champlain Valley.

open-space-institute-logoOpen Space Institute (OSI): The Open Space Institute protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and sustain communities. Founded in 1974 to protect significant landscapes in New York State, OSI has been a partner in the protection of nearly 2.2 million acres in North America. A leader in environmental conservation, the Open Space Institute leverages our knowledge and attracts resources for strategic investments to make innovative land conservation happen.

eddy foundation black kettle farm copyEddy Foundation: The Eddy Foundation is a non-profit environmental foundation founded by Jamie Phillips that purchases and preserves wildlands in the eastern Adirondacks of northern New York State. Founded “in 1996 with a focus on supporting a sustainable interface between humans and the ecosystem”. The organization also works to integrate “ecologically sustainable small-scale farming with wildlife and wilderness values” and serves as a key ally in helping related local organizations that are concerned with the same conservation issues.


adk council logoThe Adirondack Council: The Adirondack Council is the largest citizen environmental group in New York State working full-time, on a daily basis in the Adirondack Park, in the state capital and in Washington to preserve this six-million-acre treasure. The Adirondack Council inspires public participation in policy debates by advocating for positive solutions to complex issues for the benefit of the Park and its people.

explorer-logo jpegThe Adirondack Explorer is dedicated to exploring, protecting and celebrating the Adirondack Park.  The non-profit magazine is published 7 times a year. Click HERE for subscription information.

Northeast Wilderness Trust: The mission of the Northeast Wilderness Trust is to conserve forever-wild landscapes for nature and people. The Northeast Wilderness Trust uses various land conservation tools to protect wilderness areas and often works with conservation partners including other land trusts. These tools may include acquiring land or conservation easements, accepting donated land or easements, or brokering land deals where the parcel in question is be conveyed to public ownership for permanent conservation. The Northeast Wilderness Trust bases its land protection priorities on science, wilderness potential, community vision, threat abatement, and opportunity.

The-Nature-Conservancy-logoThe Nature Conservancy: The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, their vision is to leave a sustainable world for future generations.


Long Pond Conservancy is a program of Champlain Area Trails.  When several friends of Long Pond brought to our attention the ecological importance and scenic beauty of Long Pond and its surrounding forests, we saw that by working together, we could conserve the land and forests around Long Pond and help keep its water clean.  We decided the best way to proceed was to create the “Long Pond Conservancy” to work with landowners, do outreach, and raise needed funds.  CATS provides assistance, support, and the legal means to accomplish our shared goals.


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