The QLC – Conserving Open Space Throughout the Greater Queensbury Area
The quiet solitude of a walk in the woods … just minutes from suburban neighborhoods and shopping centers.
Wetlands teeming with wildlife … just steps from an amusement park and half-a-dozen motels.
Maintaining these and other natural treasures in the Greater Queensbury-Glens Falls region of New York is the goal of the QLC.
Few might see this area as a place where open space needs to be conserved. Surrounded by the Adirondack Park and the open farmlands of Washington County and northern Saratoga County, it might at first seem unnecessary.
But the Queensbury-Saratoga Region is one of the fastest growing areas in upstate New York. At the QLC, we welcome that growth and economic development, yet seek to balance it by conserving strategic areas of natural lands and open space while they remain. We recognize that a healthy area is a growing area, with jobs and opportunities for residents that help families meet their basic needs, and provide an opportunity to consider ways to enhance the quality of life of the region, through the conservation of open space.