The Foussard Kane Forest is a 17-acre parcel of native mixed hardwoods and conifers. The Foussard and Kane Families decreased runoff to Deer Lake from agricultural fields by planting them to spruce, pine, black walnut, oak, and maple. This protection was assured into the future, when the families donated the property to the Conservancy. Preventing residential development on Deer Lake back lots is important. Dense residential development creates more impervious surfaces that lead to increases in runoff and pollutants flowing to the lake. Trees were thinned in 2023 to allow for healthy growth.