Connecting People with that land that sustains us

  • Support OLT investing in our quality of life.
  • Our education programs connect people to the land.
  • OLT protects the healthy lands and
    clean waters that sustain us.
  • Future generations depend on
    healthy lands and clean waters.
  • OLT’s public access lands are open to all.


Citizen Science Explores Brookwood Point
Ever wonder what lives at Brookwood Point?  The SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station Interns were wondering just that.  So they rigged up their equipment, gathered their professors and local experts,  sharpened their minds and took Brookwood by storm!
2,000 Tree Seedlings Find New Homes!
Local families help OLT pass out over 2,000 native evergreen tree seedlings at the 100th Annual Springfield July 4th Parade!
Youth Take Over Fly Tying Workshop
One fly, two fly, three fly, more!  That was nothing for Lucian Lytel of Cooperstown - Lucian, with instruction from his father, Ron, and fly tie workshop leader, Craig Buckbee, created hand fulls of fishing flies Friday night.

Programs & Events

BVA Summer Harvest Festival
Join OLT staff at the Annual Buntternut Valley Alliance Summer Harvest Festival in a celebration of the fruits of summer!  Thursday, August 14th from 3pm to 6pm, Guy Rathburn Park, behind the firehouse in Morris.
Invasive Species Workshop
Join the Otsego County CCE Master Gardeners' in the fight against one of the most eminent threats against our healthy lands and wildlife habitats.  Saturday, August 9, 10am to 12 noon at the Mt. Otsego ski tow. 
It's OLT Picnic Time!
Gather with family and friends for delicious food, a chance at winning an exciting silent auction item, music, games, hikes and more - all in the name of land and water protection!  Saturday, August 30th, 11:00am - 3:00pm, Thayer Farm, Cooperstown.


Brookwood Point


2014 Photo Contest

Check back here for 2014 Photo Contest information!

My Story

by Schatzi Hall

Last week I was running on a dirt road, when I noticed a large bird perched in an orange and red-leafed maple tree, in the center of a small graveyard.  The tree and graveyard, placed in the center of the field, sat untouched.  After summoning people from nearby houses, we concluded (with binoculars and patience) that the bird was an immature eagle. 

Our Efficiency

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