SMHT Leland, Schapiro, and Gateway Reserves trails
are open to the public from dawn to dusk.
Please keep appropriate social distances.
Dairy Farm Succession Grant: SUCCESS!
SMHT has received a grant of $825,628 from the NY State Farmland Protection Implementation Program to protect the 528 acre Rocky Top Acres farm
in Brookfield, Madison County .
Through this program, proceeds from the purchase of development rights on agricultural land will allow farmers an opportunity to diversify their operations and/or to transition their farms to the next generation at more affordable costs, while ensuring the land forever remains used for agricultural purposes.
Dairy Transitions Farmland Protection Initiative - Round 17 - Phase 2, 2019
Projects for 2020 and Beyond
Bridge to Brackett Woods
The plan is to provide trail access to special features of Brackett Woods by crossing the Madison Feeder with a footbridge. The Madison Feeder Trail would provide access to the Woods with parking at the Gateway Reserve. Click picture for larger version.
Extension of the Madison Feeder Trail
The Madison Feeder Trail currently ends at Route 12B. The plan is to extend the trail along the feeder to the O&W RR Trail adjacent to the Hamilton Municipal Airport.
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SMHT is embarking on a three-year program to gain national accreditation through the Land Trust Alliance and the Land Trust Accreditation organization. The requirements are extensive and involve all aspects of the land trust’s operations. See the national Land Trust Alliance for details here=>