The Bergen Swamp Preservation Society

is an educational institution whose purpose is to conserve the flora and fauna of its Upstate New York properties.

Our Upstate New York Properties

Bergen Swamp

2,000 acres in Byron and Bergen


A National Natural Landmark with rich graminoid fens, cedar swamps, and riparian flood plains. It is a wetland sanctuary to 36 native Orchids.

Hotchkiss Preserve

50 acres in Lyons


A wet wood climax community grown from the natural succession of an abandoned peppermint field.

Slater Preserve

50 acres in Dansville


A glacial drumlin with wet hillside seeps hosting Fringed Gentians.

Taylor Marsh

600 acres in Honeoye


A marsh wetland sanctuary to hundreds of resident and migrating birds. It has hosted a nesting pair of Sand-hill Cranes for several years.

Zurich Bog

650 acres in Arcadia


A National Natural Landmark with a Sphagnum bog and floating bog cradled by glacial drumlins.

The Society is chartered with a three-fold purpose


1. To conserve the flora and fauna of the lands owned by the society.
The society holds five properties as sanctuaries to upstate New York 's native flora and fauna. The public is welcome to visit our properties with no charge, but visitors must stay on marked trails.


2. To offer schools, colleges, and accredited groups access for the purpose of research and study.
In the past ten years, our properties have hosted 6 Doctorial thesis, 8 master 's thesis, 2 undergraduate senior projects, and 8 high school research projects entered into national and state science competitions.

In the past 10 years our properties have been an "outdoor classroom " and visited yearly by undergraduate colleges, community colleges, high schools, primary schools, and many different organizations. For information on how to schedule your group visit please refer to our Our Visitor Policy page.


3. To publish scientific and cultural information pertaining to the Society lands.
The society publishes a biannual newsletter to the membership and presents in New York wetland conferences.


If you are interested in doing research for the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society please review our Research Rules page.


We are Dedicated Conservationists

Steve Locke - President
Lee Blair, Jr - Bergen Stewerdship Chair
Joan Kennedy - Treasurer
Bill Des Jardin - Membership Chair
Barb Drake - Scientific and Education Chair
Mike Deming - Finance Chair
Rita Locke Pettine - Information Architect

Favorite Links

Calendar

2016 Calendar of events
NOTE: Board of Trustees meetings held at:
Brighton Town Hall
2300 Elmwood Avenue
Brighton, New York 14618

Maps

Maps and directions to our properties
Bergen Swamp
Zurich Bog
Taylor Marsh
Hotchkiss Preserve

Photos

Amazing photos of flora, fauna and other life in our nature preserves

Latest News

  • 16

    July

    2016

    Zurich Pilgrimage

    5

    June

    2016

    Birding field trip to the Bergen Swamp

    A trip to this unique place is by special permit from the Bergen Swamp Preservation Society and will feature nesting birds.

  • 28

    May

    2016

    Zurich Pilgrimage

    21

    May

    2016

    Bergen Pilgrimage

  • 17

    May

    2016

    Trustee Meeting

    Held at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue 7:30PM - 9:00PM

    7

    May

    2016

    Taylor Marsh Pilgrimage

  • 23

    April

    2016

    Taylor Workday - Volunteers Needed

    Taylor needs volunteers for an upcoming April 23 9:00AM workday. If you can help please contact Barb Drake at bdrake1@rochester.rr.com

    15

    April

    2016

    Spring 2016 Newsletter

    Look for the spring edition of the SWAMP News

  • 13

    April

    2016

    Trustee Meeting

    Held at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue 7:30PM - 9:00PM

    15

    March

    2016

    Trustee Meeting

    Held at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue 7:30PM - 9:00PM

  • 28

    February

    2016

    Committee Meeting

    Zurich Bog Committee Meeting

    16

    February

    2016

    Trustee Meeting

    Held at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue 7:30PM - 9:00PM

  • 8

    February

    2016

    Genessee Region Orchid Society

    President Steve Locke will be speaking at their monthly Meeting

    26

    January

    2016

    Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake Conservation

    Presented by John M. Adamski
    Hosted by Genesee Valley Audubon Society 7:30PM - 9:00PM

  • 19

    January

    2016

    Trustee Meeting

    Held at Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue 7:30PM - 9:00PM

    1

    January

    2016

    New website launched

    The Bergen Swamp Preservation Society is excited to anounce it has a new website.

Contact Us

Bergen Swamp Preservation Society

Address: P.O. Box 460, Bergen, NY 14416-0460

Country: USA

E-mail: bergenswamp@gmail.com

Phone: (585) 548-7304


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