Bergen-Byron Swamp

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Bergen-Byron Swamp
LocationByron / Bergen, New York, United States
Nearest cityRochester, New York
Coordinates43°06′08″N 78°00′58″W / 43.102222°N 78.016111°W / 43.102222; -78.016111Coordinates: 43°06′08″N 78°00′58″W / 43.102222°N 78.016111°W / 43.102222; -78.016111
Area2,000 acres (8.1 km2)
Governing bodyBergen Swamp Preservation Society
DesignatedMarch 1964

The Bergen-Byron Swamp is a protected 2,000-acre (810 ha)[1] swamp and nature preserve located in the towns of Byron and Bergen, New York. It is over 10,000 years old. The Bergen Swamp Preservation Society was formed in 1935 to protect and preserve this delicate ecological environment.

It was designated a National Natural Landmark[2] in 1964, the first such site to be designated.[3]

Flora and fauna[edit]

A list of all some of the most common organisms in the swamp are as follows:


Individuals may visit,[4] but groups need to ask permission first.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Genesee County history Archived October 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "National Natural Landmarks - National Natural Landmarks (U.S. National Park Service)". Retrieved 2019-04-15. Year designated: 1964
  3. ^ Bergen Swamp Preservation Society history Archived May 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Map and Directions" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2018-11-08.

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