Committees of Allied Organizations

H. Kier Dirlam, Allegany County Planner, Crossroads Conference Center, 6087 State Route 19N, Belmont, NY 14813, E-mail: Phone: (585) 268-7472 Fax (585) 268-7473

William Hart, President, Genesee River Wilds, Inc. and Chair, Genesee River Project Committee, Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, Crossroads Conference Center, 6087 State Route 19N, Belmont, NY 14813
Phone: (585) 268-5500 or (585) 610-3422

Benjamin Gajewski, Executive Director, Genesee Valley Conservancy, P.O. Box 7, Geneseo, NY 14454, E-mail:
Phone: (585) 243-2190

Lee Gridley, Secretary, Genesee River Wilds, Inc., and Allegany County Planning Commission, Crossroads Conference Center, 6087 State Route 19N, Belmont, NY, 14813, E-mail:

Jonathon Mayr, GIS Project Coordinator, Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board, 4039 Route 219, Suite 200, Salamanca, NY 14779    Phone: (716) 945-5301 ext. 2232

Alice Alsworth, Allegany County Administrative Office, County Office Building, 7 Court Street, Belmont, NY 14813

Associates in New York State Department of Environmental Conservation:

Shannon Dougherty, Great Lakes Watershed Coordinator, NYS DEC/Natural Heritage Trust, 270 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203-2915, Ph. (716) 851-7130 (especially for Genesee River and Lake Ontario issues)

Ron Abraham, Senior Forester, NYS DEC Region 9 Forestry, West Almond Office, 2524 County Route 2A, Almond, NY 14804, Ph. (585) 466-3241 (especially for forestry, WAG Trail, and land-based trail issues)

Contacts for Genesee Valley Greenway (managed by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation):

See webpages of Genesee Valley Greenway State Park and Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway

For Other Associated Resources

See appendix of Triple Divide Trail System Strategic Plan and links on preceding web pages.


Much of the work in the NY side of the area designated the “Genesee River Wilds” is being directed by appropriate officials in Allegany County, NY. Contact information for some of the key figures is listed above and at Genesee River Wilds, Inc. The system of parks and greenways along the Genesee River will be part of a much larger system of parks and greenways stretching ca. 230 miles from Lake Ontario in Rochester, NY, to the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, PA, by way of the triple continental divide in Potter County, PA. For additional contacts along this system in NY and PA, see the strategic plan on the page above on the Triple Divide Greenway and Trail System.  Questions also may be addressed to the contact person below.  Please do not send donations to this address.

Allen Kerkeslager, Ancient and Comparative Religions, Saint Joseph’s University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19131-1395.
Phone:  (610) 660-1121

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