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.

To accomplish its mission Dutchess Land Conservancy concentrates its efforts in three broad program areas:

  • Land Conservation
  • Stewardship
  • Public Education

Land Conservation Program
Farmland Protection
Conservation Land Planning
Working with Municipalities
Community Assistance

Since our founding in 1985 we have protected over 43,500 acres of important farmland, precious water resources, irreplaceable wildlife habitat and scenic views for the benefit of our community today and for the future.

Through voluntary land transactions with private landowners, conservation land planning assistance and continuous public education, DLC works to protect land while helping to channel new growth in ways which will reinforce our natural and agricultural landscapes and create balanced and sustainable communities.

At DLC we believe that a healthy economy and a healthy environment go hand-in-hand.