Conserving Land • Protecting Resources
Since 1987
 

Town located in: Schodack

Number of acres: 29.9 acres

Protected since 2005

The donated 29.9 acre Shadbush Hill Conservation Easement is privately owned and not open to the public. The property contains old orchard trees, meadows, 18 birdhouses, woodlands, a pond, a wetland and the Balekill Stream, and is part of the watershed for the Muitzeskill Creek, which flows into the Hudson River. It is named after the beautiful blooming shadbush located on the property. The conservation easement is an agricultural and working forest easement permitting organic farming, berry picking and livestock farming with the exception of goats which are not allowed due to their destructive nature. It has 4 zones: forever wild, wetland, working forest and agriculture.

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