Two decades ago, Avalon started with a simple notion-to create a natural place that Paul would have loved to spend time. His exuberant spirit inspired and guided our core principles of protection and restoration in creating the preserve. We are confident that Paul would delight in the thriving, healthy connections between preserve visitors and the natural communities within the preserve’s forests and meadows.
Like any growing organization, Avalon Nature Preserve continually reflects on our past and looks to the future; in May of 2018 we initiated our Comprehensive Master Plan. Moving forward, the preserve will embrace three main focus areas: Protection, Restoration and Inspiration.
In order to best protect this sensitive landscape, we believe that understanding is key. Avalon Nature Preserve has been carefully examining and revising the Preserve’s management guidelines. Our exhaustive biological and cultural inventory has provided us crucial data to help shape our management objectives and visitor policies.
Throughout the Comprehensive Master Plan process, the preserve has continued to seek out and implement best practices when it comes to restoring native habitat. Avalon enlisted the services and guidance of ecological planning and restoration professionals throughout the creation of our Comprehensive Master Plan. With the integration of newly acquired properties, Avalon Nature Preserve has renewed our commitment to viable restoration of these pristine Long Island landscapes.
We undertook a careful examination of our carrying capacity and human footprint and its impact in the preserve. With our increasing visitor traffic, Avalon will continue to promote a Leave No Trace ethic. For the sake of all of our great natural landscapes, Avalon Nature Preserve hopes to inspire visitors to carefully consider their actions in these culturally and biologically essential environs.