The ICNL Reserves

Ithaca College Natural Resource Reserve

The Ithaca College Natural Resource Reserve is located on the east side of Piper Road across from the Bob Robinson Family Preserve in the Town of Newfield.  These 46 acres were donated by the Robinson Family. Among the four ICNL reserves, the Natural Resource Reserve is mostly oriented toward sustainable resource extraction, including periodic logging at long intervals. 

The Natural Resource Reserve is not without special natural features, however.  With a mix of uplands and lowlands, the Natural Resource Reserve contains numerous springs and seeps, two seasonal streams, and a rare wetland.  This nutrient-poor fen is flushed by one of the largest natural springs in Tompkins County.  Lowlands are also overlain by small glacial eskers.  

Access to the Natural Resource Reserve is restricted, with permission granted by the ICNL Faculty Manager.