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

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.


2014 Picnic & Silent Auction

2014 Photo Contest

My Story

What a noble gift to man are the forests! What a debt of gratitude and admiration we owe for their utility and their beauty!

— Susan Fenimore Cooper, Rural Hours (1850)

When Henry David Thoreau sat down in his cabin to write Walden, he very likely consulted a copy of Rural Hours by Susan Fenimore Cooper. The daughter of James Fenimore Cooper and granddaughter of the founder of Cooperstown, spent a year observing the human and natural landscape around her beloved Glimmerglass—the name her father used for Lake Otsego in his Leatherstocking Tales—and set her observations in writing for future generations. Her work developed the themes of nature and conservation that her father first introduced in his early American novels.


Our Efficiency

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