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Work is beginning in removing invasive buckthorn as part of the East Canal Ecological Renovation project. Trails may be closed daily, including Service Rd (south), Snakeroot Tr, Old Tifft St, Mosquito Jct Bdwk Tr, and Mounds Bypass. For your own safety, please heed all trail closure signage as heavy equipment is at work.

Ecological Management


Ecological Management at Tifft Nature Preserve

Tifft Nature Preserve offers a unique destination for the residents of Buffalo and surrounding communities to immerse themselves in nature, while also protecting unique habitat and ecological communities. The Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences (BSNS) has been committed to managing the preserve, a part of the City of Buffalo parks system, as a publicly accessible nature preserve. Using nearby natural areas as examples, we are working to improve biological diversity, to increase resilience to environmental change, and to strengthen ecological functions within the preserve.

In pursuit of these goals, which focus on intrinsic ecological values, we recognize that enhanced habitat and authenticity to local native plant communities will serve our community by providing a better experience for visitors and a better environmental classroom with more opportunities for learners of all ages. Coupled with our educational programming, a driving goal in managing Tifft Nature Preserve from an ecological lens, is to foster an appreciation of nature and to cultivate the environmental stewards of tomorrow.


Ecological Management Strategy

Ecological Management History & Timeline

Mosquito Junction Swamp Restoration

Research at Tifft