Priorities & Projects


The ICNL reserves play an important role in protecting rare, diverse, and important ecosystems on South Hill and in the nearby Town of Newfield.  This is done through formal conservation easement agreements with the Town of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes Land Trust, and through informal agreements between the ICNL Committee and the College's Division of Finance and Administration.

As a large landowner in the Emerald Necklace Region, Ithaca College is a significant player alongside the New York State Parks, the Finger Lakes National Forest, the Finger Lakes Land Trust, and Cornell University in large landscape conservation in the region.   

Some of the many noteworthy biological attributes of the ICNL reserves are detailed in the South Hill Natural Area informational guide.