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
- Our Latest Issue of Gaining Ground is Here! If you haven’t already received your copy in the mail, view our latest issue of Gaining Ground here!
- Your Input about Dutchess County Agriculture is Crucial! Harvest time reminds us all to appreciate the importance of supporting our farms and farm businesses and of protecting the fields and orchards that provide so much bounty. Our farmers have adapted to many changes since the first Dutchess County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan was adopted in 1998. Now it’s time for a new ...
- 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. This deduction expires at the end of 2013.
- Our 2012 Annual Report is here! View our 2012 Annual Report here or call our office at 845.677.3002 to have a copy mailed to you!
- Announcing our new Farmer Landowner Match Program! We’re pleased to announce that we are now working in collaboration with Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) to expand its Farmer Landowner Match Program into Dutchess County. The program, which previously focused solely on Columbia County, facilitates lease agreements between landowners seeking to have their land farmed, and farmers seeking land.
- Introduction to Trail Maintenance Workshop with the NY/NJ Trail Conference! Saturday, March 29th from 10 to 1. Join Hank Osborn, Eastern Hudson Program Coordinator, and learn the basics of environmental stewardship as an entry-level trail maintainer!
- Sustainable Stewardship: Maintaining Value in Hudson Valley Landscapes DLC and the Cary Institute present a Science and Management Forum ~ Saturday, April 12th, 2014 ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Join us for our Inaugural Spring Barn Dinner Dance! Saturday, May 10, 2014 ~ Dinner ~ Dancing ~ Auction
- Thanks for joining us! Thanks for joining us for our CEU Course: “Web Mapping Resources for Municipal Officials and Volunteers”
Our 2014 Special Events Sponsored in Part by: