Intervale Lowlands is a 135 acre private nature preserve in Lake Placid, NY along the West Branch of the Ausable River. It is comprised of forested areas, grasslands, wetlands, and aquatic habitats that support more than 150 species of birds, including rare forest breeding raptors. Intervale Lowlands has been preserved by Nancy and Larry Master through a conservation easement held by the Lake Placid Land Conservancy. Intervale Lowlands aims to partner with local and regional nature centers, conservation organizations, universities, and individuals through education, outreach, and scientific research.

Please visit our partners, explore our biological inventory, and participate in our events.

Contact Larry Master for more information.



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    • Field Internship at Intervale Lowlands Preserve

      Intervale Lowlands Preserve in Lake Placid, NY is seeking a highly motivated person to assist with 2015  summer field ecology activities. As a field intern, you will assist with our ongoing monitoring program, research projects, and outreach activities. This position runs…

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    • Adirondack Nature Conservancy Meeting at Intervale image001

      Larry Master hosted ANC staff and New York State Conservancy Director Bill Ulfelder at Intervale Lowlands Nature Preserve on January 12, 2015.  In additional to learning about the net-zero carbon home and the scientific research taking place at Intervale, staff…

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    • Fishes survey results

      Thanks to Dr. Craig Milewski of Paul Smith’s College we have data on fish distribution at Intervale Lowlands. Craig and students surveyed the Preserve as part of the 2013 ATBI BioBlitz. You can read the full report by clicking on…

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