The Putnam County Land Trust is dedicated to the protection of forests and wetlands, wildlife habitats and important water resources in and around Putnam County, New York.

We envision a healthy future for all, including access to safe drinking water, clean air and opportunities to engage with nature and one another. We envision a future where the benefits of land conservation are valued as an important part of our communities and our land is permanently protected for future generations.


  • To maintain a sustainable approach to land conservation, protection and stewardship
  • To be accountable for our decisions
  • To strive for the highest levels of excellence in our standards and practices
  • To serve and represent the organization ethically and with integrity
  • To be transparent and responsible with our resources
  • To effectively collaborate with one another, our members, volunteers and communities
  • To continue developing strategic partnerships with organizations of similar environmental mission

Putnam County Land Trust Preserves:

PCLT Preserves cover over 1018 acres, and offer opportunities for Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Birdwatching, along with other Nature activities.

Garden Recreational Preserve
Anne Perrone Preserve
Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Preserve
The Dorrie O’Brien House & Gardens
Burdick Preserve
Paul Fitchen Preserve 1
Bridge from Birdwood to Cedar Swamp Preserve
Peach Lake Natural Area – Cedar Swamp Preserve
Stream in Birdwood Preserve
Peach Lake Natural Area – Birdwood Preserve
Danner Preserve 007
Danner Family Preserve
The Rick Dill Preserve
The Chase Preserve
The Cifu Wetlands Preserve
The Dorothy & Gerald Hick Preserve
The Dorothy & Gerald Hick Preserve
The Robert & Josephine Koestner Preserve

Laurel Ledges – Plunkett Preserve
Laurel Ledges – Peter Hartford Dunlop Preserve
Laurel Ledges -Tom’s Path Preserve
Sprague Preserve
Brandon Farm Preserve
The Shawe Preserve
Ice Pond Conservation Area
Lindera Loop Handicapped-Accessible Trail
Twin Hill Preserve
Laurel Ledges – Sterling Farm
Laurel Ledges – Turtle Pond
Ice Pond Conservation Area – Historical
Glenda Farrell-Henry Ross Preserve
Town of Carmel – 19.3 Acres. Preserve Overview: Gift of Luther Baumgartner, 1974. These…
Ludingtonville Preserve
Kent (Peekskill Hollow Road)
Elena Hill Preserve
Field Farmstead