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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.


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