In March 2019, ownership of the Lordsland Conservancy Preserve was transferred to the Otsego Land Trust to become part of their several hundred-acre Blueway conservation area network. The preserve will remain open to the public for hiking, wildlife viewing and hunting. For more information, please visit the Otsego Land Trust or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A popular hunting ground with the Mohawk Indians, this land, except for the steep slopes, was cleared for agriculture in the early 1800s. Some farming continued in the 1960s.
The 80-acre preserve was given to the Chapter in 1971 by Mrs. Louise Moore, whose husband, Howard W. Moore, was jailed for failure to register for the draft during World War I and continued to be an active war objector throughout his long life. The preserve’s name is said to originate with Mrs. Moore’s reference to the area as “the land of the Lord.”