Photo: Rick Lightbody

People Stories

You are members who sustain the Land Trust.  You are volunteers who make things happen.  You are landowners who have protected special places.  Thanks to all of you who are helping us save more land.



Read about friends of the Land Trust who clear trails, build bridges, lead hikes, teach kids, count species, make signs, take photos, shoot videos, and anything else we ask of them.

Volunteer Stories



There’s no FLLT without our members.  Meet just a few of the 2,000+ people whose annual contributions allow us to save the lands and waters of the Finger Lakes region, year after year.

Member Stories


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By donating land for conservation, or donating conservation easements to protect their lands forever, these landowners have made enduring gifts that “put FLLT on the map.”

Landowner Stories