The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) confirmed its acquisition of the previously closed Cedar View Golf Course in Lansing on August 22.
The 110-acre expanse, consisting of woodlands and meadows, adds to land previously acquired by the Trust just south of the site. Andrew Zepp, the executive director of the Land Trust, expressed gratitude to the Larsen family, the former owners of Cedar View, for their collaboration in the conservation endeavor.
The acquisition, executed in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), will ultimately see the FLLT transfer the property to the DEC, including a portion of the neighboring Bell Station property.
Initial plans involve expanding the meadows on the old golf course to bolster habitats for migratory birds such as Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows. The revamped area will boast around 3,600 feet of lakeshore and encompass over 400 acres of wildlife habitat. Despite its ecological potential, the former golf grounds will stay off-limits to the public pending further enhancements.
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