Located in Chaumont, NY, is Chaumont Barrens, one of the finest examples of an Alvar grassland in the world (NYSDEC).
Alvars are characterized by shallow soils and rocky terrain. In these conditions, only plants that are highly adaptable to flooding, drought, and extreme temperatures survive. Prairie smoke, Geum triflorum, grows in Chaumont Barrens and is found nowhere else in the northeast.
Volunteer with us and help protect your favorite wild and urban spaces. Join early detection efforts, aid water chestnut pulls and other removals
Whether you like to hike, paddle, or just enjoy the outdoors you can make a difference.