Permanent protection of sensitive areas can provide critical water quality protection and can be achieved through partnerships with land owners, municipalities, land trusts and state agencies. In particular, the Finger Lakes Land Trust plays a critical role in protecting open space in the watershed. They have made numerous land acquisitions and easements throughout the watershed. They have developed an open space strategy entitled: “A Vision for the Canandaigua Lake Watershed” to help guide and prioritize their land protection efforts. Click on the + sign to expand box and learn about each open space protection project in detail.