NOCN aims to preserve and restore our native orchid populations by collaborating with universities, agencies, organizations, municipalities, and landowners.

Some of our ongoing initiatives include coordinating mowing and maintenance schedules on state lands to avoid the disturbance of flowering and fruiting ladies’ tresses orchids.

Our first major project will be a collaborative wetland restoration project with The Wetland Trust and SUNY-ESF restoring a rich fen near Cortland, NY.