Preserving Our Heritage
Protecting Our Resources
Planning For Our Future
Dutchess Land Conservancy is a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to preserving the rural character, important resources and open lands of Dutchess County, New York. We encourage sound, well-planned growth balanced with the conservation of our important natural resources and working landscapes to ensure healthy and vibrant communities for the benefit of all generations.
Dutchess Land Conservancy
P.O. Box 138, 4289 Route 82
Millbrook, New York 12545
Phone: (845) 677-3002
Fax: (845) 677-3008
- Dutchess Land Conservancy applauds Congressmen Chris Gibson and Sean Patrick Maloney for Co-sponsoring the Conservation Easement Incentive Act – UPDATE The land trust community has been working tirelessly with legislative leaders on the national level to renew and make an enhanced tax incentive (H.R. 2807) for the donation of conservation easements a permanent part of the federal tax code. Learn more.
- DLC Awarded NYS Conservation Partnership Program Grants! We recently received two grants funded through New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). Learn More.
- Discussing Land Conservation with our Realtor Friends We recently hosted a gathering to check in with our Realtor friends about land conservation. Learn more.
- Working to Obtain State Farmland Protection Funding DLC joined the American Farmland Trust and other conservation groups to meet with representatives in Albany to discuss funding for farmland protection. Learn more.
- Working to Make the Enhanced Conservation Easement Tax Incentive Permanent Since 2006, an enhanced income tax deduction has allowed family farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners to get a significant tax benefit for donating a conservation easement on their land. While this deduction expired at the end of 2013, we are still working with the LTA and the land trust community to make it permanent.
- It was an amazing weekend at the Caora Farm Sheep Dog Trials! Thanks to all who joined us!
- Join the Underwriters’ Committee of the 23rd Annual Fall Country Luncheon! Rally Farms ~ Millbrook ~ Sunday, October 12th ~ Noon to 2 p.m.
- Thanks for joining us at our Forests and Wetlands for Flood Management Seminar Join DLC and Cornell Cooperative Extension as we learn about the science of how forests and wetlands work to help limit damages from flooding. Learn more.
- Our Inaugural Spring Barn Dinner Dance was an Amazing Success! Thanks to all who joined us at Silver Mountain Hay Barn in Millerton and to those who supported the event! From all accounts, a great time was had by everyone and we look forward to next year!
- Sustainable Stewardship: Maintaining Value in Hudson Valley Landscapes Thanks so much to all who attended – it was a great seminar! Photos coming soon!
Our 2014 Special Events Sponsored in Part by: