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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    • Cold Winter at Intervale: North Country Public Radio

      Intervale Lowlands has indeed been one of the coldest spots in the contiguous U.S. this year. From our accounts, there have been 6 days where Intervale Lowlands in Lake Placid has been colder than any reported NOAA weather stations in…

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    • Phenology Protocol for Intervale Lowlands phenologyweb

      Our Phenology Protocol is updated and available on our site. This protocol includes instructions for collecting phenological data on bud break and flowering dates using a phenology trail. Click on the image below to view the Phenology Protocol

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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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