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1983

Barrels of industrial waste were discovered in Lake Kirsty. The preserve was promptly closed to the public, and BSNS worked with NYS DEC and H.F. Darling Construction Inc to implement the clean-up. Following the analysis of environmental samples, the Preserve was deemed safe and re-opened late in 1983.

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1977

Creation of Berm Pond, and expansion of Lisa Pond Berm Pond was created out of an almost contiguous cattail marsh, with very little open water. The dredge spoils now form “the berm”, on which a portion of the Mosquito Junction trail runs. The dredging work was done primarily to benefit…

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1982

Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences becomes the operator of Tifft Nature Preserve

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1975-1983

Revegetation of The Mounds and Lake Kirsty shoreline Following the completion of the transfer of municipal waste from Unity Island to present-day Tifft Nature Preserve. The Tifft Farm Technical Advisory Committee developed a revegetation plan. The mounds were seeded and planted with pasture grasses, shrubs, and trees. This plan was…

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1975

Development of master plan for the establishment of Tifft Nature Preserve. This document laid out plans for development of a trail system, ecological management, and staffing for administration, programming, and management.

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