Colligan Law LLP's opportunity to assist our client in leaving this legacy is one of the many reasons we have a vibrant natural resource practice. Thank you to the generosity of Herb Darling Jr.! The Darling family has now left thousands of acres in Zoar Valley for public use.
Zoar Valley – New York Fighting Climate Change by Protecting Old Forests (612 Acres) This newly acquired 612-acre property is a climate powerhouse and a missing piece in a 4,500-acre protected forest. Its mature trees help capture 74,000 tons of carbon pollution from the atmosphere—the equivalent of keeping 16,000 cars off the road for one year. Home to an incredible variety of large, old-growth trees, Zoar Valley forests filter water, keep the air clean, provide homes and migration corridors for plants and animals, and offer amazing opportunities for recreation including canoeing and steelhead fishing.