Genesee Land Trust

Genesee Land Trust preserves and protects the land and waterways that enhance the quality of life in the greater Rochester region, providing wildlife habitat, locally grown food, and connections to nature. Genesee Land Trust owns and manages nature preserves for the public to enjoy. They also use permanent agreements, called conservation easements, to conserve farmland and natural lands while the private landowner continues to care for the land. Genesee Land Trust hosts several programs throughout the region - urban, rural, and suburban - connecting people to nature through walks, talks, and other events. 

As a Regional Navigator, Genesee Land Trust will assist landowners looking to protect their farm and to beginning farmers on identifying their farmland needs throughout counties in the Finger Lakes. Genesee Land Trust will also work to grow their role as a resource for new farmers looking to access farmland as assist them in looking for land and making connections with landowners and other agencies.

Regions Served

Finger Lakes, Genesee County, Livingston County, Orleans County, Monroe County, Ontario County, Wayne County

Ag Updates

Service providers speak with farmer while overlooking a field.

Starting a New Year with New Growth in New York

The start of a new year aligned with the start for new staff members and transitioning roles for our American Farmland Trust New York team! Meet Heidi, José, Mikaela, and Ashlea and learn a bit about what brought them to their work in saving New York farmland that sustains us below!

Meet Our Growing Team