Published on November 24th, 2015 | by GrowWNY Intern


Western New York Land Conservancy

Meet the member organizations of the Western New York Environmental Alliance! 

Organization Name: Western New York Land Conservancy

Mission: To permanently protect land with significant conservation value in Western New York, for the benefit of future generations.

Vision: We envision a future in which natural areas, working farmlands, wildlife habitat and scenic beauty are cherished and protected as part of the landscape and character of Western New York.



Nancy Smith, Executive Director

Larry Brooks, President, Board of Directors

Established Date: 1991

Location: Western New York Land Conservancy/ P.O. Box 471/ East Aurora, NY 14052-0471

Purview: All 8 Counties of Western New York

Website and Social Media: www.wnylc.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WNYLandConservancy/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WNYLC

Contact Information:

Significant Projects:


  • Preservation Buffalo Niagara: 2014 Award for Landscape Preservation
  • Western New York Section and NY Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association: 2014 Award for Implementation

Membership Offered: The Land Conservancy always welcomes new members! Our members share in our appreciation of the natural world and make it possible for forests, meadows, and farmland to be protected for generations to come. As a member, you will receive E-Newsletters from us about our work and conservation issues in the region, you will receive our printed Newsletter, The Resource, in the mail, and you will receive invitations to our special events and nature hikes. Memberships can be purchased on our website at https://wnylc.org/support-our-work/donate-now/

Volunteer Opportunities: The Land Conservancy is also looking for volunteers to help with both indoor and outdoor projects. If you’re interested in lending a hand, you can sign up at http://wnylc.org/get-involved/volunteer/

This membership profile was created by UB Honors Student Ashwini Karve, Fall 2014 and updated by Rachel Chrostowski, Community Engagement Director for the Western New York Land Conservancy, Winter 2015.


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