The Logan Hill Nature Preserve. Photo Courtesy of Bill Hecht
New Addition to Nature Preserve
The Finger Lakes Land Trust acquired 63 wooded acres adjacent to its Logan Hill Nature Preserve in Candor, Tioga County. The property will be added to the existing preserve, expanding it to more than 340 acres. The addition protects hilltop forest and includes the steep north and east-facing slopes above the village. The property contains mixed northern hardwoods including stands of oak, white pine, maple and hemlock, as well as many species of fungi. Protection of these steep slopes will safeguard the water quality of Catatonk Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River, which borders the preserve. Additionally, protecting forested areas such as these is critical in the fight against climate change, as intact forests have the ability to sequester atmospheric carbon.