Lyme Adirondack Forest Company
In 2006, The Lyme Forest Fund acquired approximately 278,000 acres of land in New York’s Adirondack State Park from International Paper. The property comprises the second largest private forestland ownership in the state of New York and includes some of the region’s highest quality sugar maple stands as well as a diversity of other hardwood and softwood species. The property also includes frontage on a number of scenic rivers and access to undeveloped ponds and lakes in the Adirondacks.
Lyme helped conserve the property through the sale of a working forest conservation easement to the State of New York in 2007. Key conservation partners included The Conservation Fund, Coastal Enterprises, Inc. and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. During its ownership, The Lyme Forest Fund sold approximately 45,000 acres of the property.
In 2015, The Lyme Forest Fund sold the Lyme Adirondack Forest Company (LAFCo) to an insurance company. Lyme continues to serve as the investment manager for the property. The property is managed and certified to the SFI ® and FSC ® Forest Management Standards to ensure sustainable management and conservation of the forest resource.
LAFCo is based in Queensbury, New York with a log yard in Chestertown, New York. Eric Ross serves as the General Manager.