Hudson Valley land trusts awarded state funding


ALBANY – The State Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded $743,592 in Conservation Partnership Program grants to not-for-profit land trusts in the Hudson Valley.

The Land Trust Alliance administers the Conservation Partnership Program in coordination with the DEC.

Commissioner Basil Seggos said the grants will support land trusts “managing forests, conserving agricultural lands, restoring coastal and wetland areas, and bolstering essential projects in our fight against climate control.”

“The people of New York need and love open spaces for the many health, recreation, and economic benefits they provide,” said Meme Hanley, program manager of the Land Trust Alliance. “These grants will leverage the strengths of the state’s land trust community to protect treasured local outdoor places and help provide important climate benefits.”

Mid-Hudson grantees are:

  • Catskill Center for Conservation and Development: Transaction $9,715
  • Dutchess Land Conservancy: Catalyst Grant $13,500
  • Esopus Creek Conservancy: Stewardship and Resource Management Grant $3,750
  • Hudson Highlands Land Trust: Capacity Grant $18,000; Transaction Grant $50,000
  • Kingston Land Trust: Transaction Grant $50,250
  • Mianus River Gorge Preserve: Professional Development Grant $80,000; Stewardship and Resource Management Grant $22,000; Transaction Grant $48,000
  • Mohonk Preserve: Capacity Grant $50,000; Stewardship and Resource Management Grant $40,000; Transaction Grant $22,500
  • North Salem Open Land Foundation: Capacity Grant $10,620
  • Northeastern Cave Conservancy: Transaction Grant $11,600
  • Putnam County Land Trust: Capacity Grants $21,375
  • Teatown Lake Reservation: Capacity Grant $27,302
  • The Trust for Public Land: Transaction Grant $48,750
  • Wallkill Valley Land Trust: Professional Development Grant $67,500
  • Westchester Land Trust: Transaction Grants $100,000
  • Woodstock Land Conservancy: Catalyst Grant $29,930; Stewardship and Resource Management Grant $18,800

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