Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Dogfight Over Wolf Center

Saturday, May 7, 2011

LEWISBORO—A legal battle over using eight acres of land for a new Wolf Conservation Center in this suburb has some Westchester County heavyweights howling at each other.

Three wolves—the main attraction of the nonprofit that teaches children and families about endangered wolves—would live on an eight-acre sliver of nearly 400 acres of protected woodlands about 50 miles north of Manhattan.

The Westchester Land Trust, a nonprofit formed to protect swaths of the county from development, says fencing off those eight acres for the wolf center violates the terms of a 2005 conservation easement arranged with the town. The land trust ...

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