Our mission is to preserve the unique wildlife and military history of the former Seneca Army Depot through conservation, tourism and economic development
SWD proposes a tourist facility at the former Depot that would feature not only the white deer, but the fascinating military history of the site and the other wildlife “beyond the fence.”
Combining the unique military significance of the depot and its artifacts with the outdoor recreation and wildlife preservation potential of a conservation area would only add to the Finger Lake area’s huge tourism industry. Although the white deer serve as a focal point for our efforts, the full range of resources at the former Depot present valuable opportunities as a world-class tourist attraction. The construction, cost, development and economic impact upon Seneca County necessary to create a conservation area and military history site would be far less that needed for most industrial or commercial development.