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 Newark


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.


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 Research Matters
Mike Deming - Finances
Rita Locke Pettine - Web Designer and Developer

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

19

January

2016

Trustee Meeting

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

1

January

2016

New web sight 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: bsps@rochester.rr.com

Phone: (585) 548-7304


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