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In 2017, the Town of Ulysses received a grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to enable the Town to preserve green space and protect its waterways.

In 2018, the Town purchased 34 acres of second-growth forest, formerly owned by Habitat for Humanity, adjacent to Salo Drive and Trumansburg Creek. It was designated a natural area for the community to enjoy and learn about the plants and animals that inhabit this area. Leadership for this land acquisition, now known as the Habitat Preserve, was provided by Elizabeth Thomas, Ulysses Town Supervisor from 2013 to 2020. 

The Town Board established an advisory committee charged with recommending guidelines for the use, promotion, and maintenance of preserve. Link to Habitat Nature Preserve Advisory Committee page.


The preserve is located at 23 Salo Drive, Trumansburg NY 14886 and open to the public.

There are 2 designated parking spaces at the preserve. Please note that parking is not allowed on village streets. You may also park at the Farmers Market space (corner or Routes 96 and 227) and walk to the preserve.

For more information about permitted uses, please email the Town Clerk of Ulysses at clerk@ulysses.ny.us.
More information about the preserve can be found at Ithaca Trails.