Western New York Land Conservancy


While still in the planning stages, a  nature trail is expected to emerge along a former rail corridor that connects to Canalside. While the Western New York Land Conservancy hopes to have a final design for The Riverline later this year, they first are seeking public input through photos.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Western New York Land Conservancy's Riverline project, which aims to transform the former DL&W rail corridor in a waterfront featuring a nature trail and public art, is addressing the matter of invasive plants and weeds at Silo City in an unusual way. You could say they're letting some goats chew on the problem.

Kyle S. Mackie/WBFO News

In the final push of a two-year-long fundraising campaign, the Western New York Land Conservancy faces a Dec. 31 deadline to raise $138,000 in order to purchase and preserve a private tract of land near East Aurora called Mossy Point.

Thomas O'Neil-White

The Niagara River Corridor joined some elite company on Thursday at a ceremony on Goat Island in Niagara Falls. The corridor was recognized as an international wetland of importance by the Ramsar Convention, an independent, intergovernmental environmental group dedicated to wetlands conservation.

Nick Lippa / WBFO

The DL&W rail corridor touches some of Buffalo’s most iconic areas, including the Old First Ward and Canalside. After years of work and reviewing 98 design idea proposals, the Western New York Land Conservancy on Friday announced the winning ideas that will lay the groundwork for the mile-and-a-half of land’s new look.

Conservation groups receive funding

Apr 26, 2019
Chris Caya WBFO News

State grants have been awarded to help protect farmland and other natural resources across New York. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports - the recipients include the Western New York Land Conservancy.

Western New York Land Conservancy

Running from Canalside to the Buffalo River near the Tesla Plant, across some of the oldest sections of the city, are a series of vegetation-overgrown small hills once connected by a massive rail line. The top 25 ideas submitted to transform that old Delaware, Lackawanna and Western rail line were unveiled to a standing-room only crowd Wednesday night at the M&T Center.

Photo courtesy of WNY Land Conservancy

New York State is awarding nearly $1 million to protect farmland in our region.

"Restore the Gorge" is underway

Feb 6, 2018
Chris Caya WBFO News

A project designed to control invasive species in the Niagara River Gorge, and boost tourism, is set to get underway in Niagara Falls Tuesday.

James Hoggard

Plans are set to be unveiled Wednesday for bringing new life to an old rail corridor in Buffalo.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

A plan to restore the Niagara River Gorge’s original plant habitat will be unveiled Monday night in Niagara Falls.

Western New York Land Conservancy

A picturesque site in Aurora will be preserved following a successful fundraising effort that was given a huge boost by a local family.

Mike Desmond/wbfo news

The Lewiston Senior Center was packed Thursday night as the Western New York Land Conservancy showed off its plans for the Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River.

Western New York Land Conservancy / WBFO News

A stretch of undeveloped land along the Niagara River in Lewiston is about $100,000 away from having a new owner. The Western New York Land Conservancy has nearly the full amount required to buy 29 acres from the Sister of St. Francis, to be maintained as a nature preserve.

Scenic overlook unveiled in Aurora

Oct 1, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel

The long-awaited Mill Road Scenic Overlook between Sweet Road and Blakeley Road in the Town of Aurora was unveiled Tuesday. $650,000 in donations was raised to preserve the property for public enjoyment and wildlife.