Edward L Rose


Conserving Land, Water and Wildlife

In Northeast Pennsylvania

and the Southern Tier of New York


Protecting Your Land

We can help you permanently protect the land you love…

If your vision for your property is one of little change, a conservation easement can be a good option. The Edward L. Rose Conservancy listens to your vision of what you would like to see happen with your land now and in the future, and helps make your vision happen. We are a nationally accredited land trust, and our team can help you meet your conservation goals. A conservation easement is a common tool we use.  

Spring visitor – Spotted Sandpiper

By sswamin1 | May 20, 2018

For the fourth year we have deployed floating platforms in Silver Lake with motion activated cameras installed to capture videos of visitors. We have had many surprises including this year with visits from Spotted Sandpipers. The Spotted Sandpiper is common to the shores of streams, ponds and lakes in NE Pennsylvania and New York. This…

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Edward L Rose Conservancy Annual Meeting

By sswamin1 | June 16, 2018

Save the Date! Annual Members Meeting Saturday, July 28th, 2018 9:00 am to noon Old OConnor Hall, Binghamton University Learn what your land trust has been doing to conserve land and water in the area you love. Brief meeting followed by a live raptor presentation (red-tailed hawk, snowy owl, and more!) and a guided nature hike at the…

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In the News

Summer time, Kids, and Nature

By sswamin1 | June 28, 2018

We as a society have become so protective that our children often do not get the opportunity for free, unstructured play in a natural place.  This weekend, Lilian and her brother Lucas were on a walking bridge at a vernal pool in the Butterfly garden at High Point Preserve. They were having the best time…

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Invasive Species Profile: Garlic Mustard

Garlic mustard is an herb, native to Europe, that has made its way over to America. This plant has a two year life cycle that finishes with one plant potentially spreading nearly 8000 seeds. This gives the population the ability to grow exponentially and crowd out other native species. Garlic mustard chemically hinders the growth of other species as a way to better its chances. If left untreated, a garlic mustard infestation can create lasting, long term effects on an entire ecosystem. Although certainly invasive, there are ways to remove and control garlic mustard. To find out more visit nyis.info/invasive_species/garlic-mustard/
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Invasive Species Profile: Hydrilla
This resident of Asia is one of the most notorious aquatic invaders on record. It can make its home in rivers, lakes, streams, or ponds and withstand a wide range habitat conditions making it an ideal invasive. Hydrilla is known to completely overtake a body of water that becomes infested. It can completely change its environment and crowd out other native plants while changing the water chemistry and impacting fish populations. The dense mats of vegetation can also make recreational use of the water impossible. For more information on Hydrilla check out www.fws.gov/columbiariver/ans/factsheets/Hydrilla.pdf
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Invasive Species Profile: Emerald Ash Borer
This vibrant green beetle is an exotic species that originated in Asia. It lays its eggs inside of ash trees and the beetle larvae eat the living inner layer of the tree. This damage to the tree is almost always fatal. The beetle can restructure entire forests by killing all the ash trees. The environmental and economic impacts cost billions of dollars. The emerald ash borer is currently found in 33 states and is poised to spread all over North America. It is easily spread by the movement of infested firewood. To learn more about this invasive insect and how to stop it visit www.emeraldashborer.info/
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This video is of a Female Mallard Duck with a clutch of ducklings that are settling in on a floating platform for an evening rest. There have been an increased number of duck familes this year which may reflect the efforts of Edward L Rose Conservancy volunteers to provide nesting and resting habitat. ... See MoreSee Less

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This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week! Invasive plants and animals can be found almost everywhere on earth. Invasive species come in all shapes and sizes, from the smallest of insects to the trees in a forest. Invasive species can cause economic or environmental damage, or even have impacts to human health. Check back each day this week to learn more about invasive species and what you can do to help! ... See MoreSee Less

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