One of our Largest and Most Ecologically Valuable Conservation Easements Ever - 1650 acres in Stanford and Pine Plains
Learning about Land Conservation at Dover High School's Earth Day Event
Working to Save Critical Farmland: the 176 acre Bos-Haven Farm is now protected forever
A view of the Harlem Valley from 316 acres of conserved forest and habitat in the Town of Amenia
An introduction to Ecology at Bright Horizons
Abel’s Tree Farm – 190 acres of farmland preserved in Union Vale
856 acres of important farmland and forest in the Town of Stanford protected forever
Educating Municipal Officials at our Annual Town Board Breakfast
Over 600 acres of Farmland Protected in the Kerley Corners Road area of Red Hook
Learning about the Geology of the Dover Stone Church
130 protected acres in Pine Plains will forever preserve the agricultural gateway between Dutchess and Columbia Counties

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.

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Dutchess Land Conservancy
P.O. Box 138, 4289 Route 82
Millbrook, New York 12545
Phone: (845) 677-3002
Fax: (845) 677-3008

Latest News

  • Our latest issue of Gaining Ground is here! We have lots of news to share, including a tribute to our longtime, beloved Board Member Molly Schaefer, stories of caring landowners who ensured that their properties will be forever protected, and lots more!
  • DLC Mourns the Loss of Board Member Molly Schaefer DLC is deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss of a dear and devoted Board member, Molly Schaefer, from a horse riding accident on June 17th.
  • Our Call to Farmers: Funds Available to Protect Farmland Great news for the agricultural community: The New York State Legislature has passed a state budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 that includes $35 million for protecting working farmland. Hudson Valley farmers are invited to apply for funding to protect their farms through the acquisition of an agricultural easement on their land. 
  • A Legacy of Land Conservation and Leadership: Remembering Dick Kimball In April we received news of the passing of former DLC Board member, Past Chairman, and long-time friend Richard A. “Dick” Kimball, Jr.
  • DLC Receives Two NYS Conservation Partnership Program Grants On Monday, April 20th, DLC staff was there when representatives of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) unveiled the grantees of the NYS Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) at Teatown Lake Reservation in Westchester County. DLC received transaction grants in the amount of $27,000 for two projects.


Events News

 Our 2015 Special Events Sponsored in Part by:

Bank of Millbrook