Ontario Bays Initiative Land Trust

Ontario Bays Initiative, Inc. (OBI) is a non-profit land trust organization dedicated to the voluntary conservation and thoughtful stewardship of undeveloped, private land in Jefferson County, New York.

Our service area encompasses the towns of Brownville, Cape Vincent, Ellisburg, Henderson, Hounsfield, LeRay, Lyme and Pamelia and includes many miles of Lake Ontario shoreline.

Our mission is to preserve, protect, and encourage sustainable management of the land, water and biological resources of Jefferson County, New York.

We believe all citizens throughout the communities of our region benefit from well-managed conservation lands and protection of our water resources.

We believe that the biodiversity of our region is an important resource deserving protection.

We believe that the time to preserve these elements of our natural heritage is now.

We will work with landowners, and all who wish to preserve these valuable community assets for future generations.

We will develop partnerships with all interested persons, organizations, and governmental agencies to accomplish land, water and biodiversity conservation.

Contact Ontario Bays Initiative Land Trust

Jim La Plante
PO Box 117
Chaumont, New York  13622-0117
Phone: (315) 654-6045


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Jefferson County, New York

To request additions or corrections to this entry email the Administrator