Short-eared owls have almost disappeared from New York State. Grassland Bird Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust conserving critical habitat for these owls and other threatened and at-risk grassland birds.Conservation Initiatives
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ALBANY, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Thursday more than $2.2 million in New York State Conservation Partnership Program grants awarded to 47 not-for-profit land trusts across the state. The grants are funded through New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. According to a press release, “a total of 70 grants will leverage an additional $2.2 million in […]Read More
ARGYLE Grassland Bird Trust, formerly Friends of the IBA, officially acquired another 64 acres of critical habitat in February. The two-year project was completed on schedule thanks to a $63,000 grant from NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Parks), a $50,000 grant from the Open Space Institute (OSI) and donations from Grassland Bird […]Read More
Love owls? Actions speak louder than words, and the thoughtless actions of a small number of people who’ve been harassing landowners in the Washington County Grasslands IBA shows a blatant disregard for the owls and their hosts. Landowners have become increasingly frustrated this winter with photographers and birders lining up their tripods in front of […]Read More
“DEC is delighted by the Grassland Bird Trust’s acquisition of this 64-acre parcel in the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area… We commend GBT’s dedication to the conservation of New York’s wildlife heritage.”
– New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos