• Protecting Special Places

    For centuries people have been inspired by the splendor of our region. Many have made a life here. Protecting what you hold dear is what we do. WLC owns key lands and partners with area landowners who want their properties to stay as they are – as forests, farms, verdant meadows, and coursing streams.
  • Getting Outdoors

    First time in the Eastern Catskills? Visiting friends and family? Looking for some R&R after a busy week in the City? You’ve found your source for experiencing Woodstock and the Eastern Catskills. With fun outdoor events throughout the year you’re sure to find something great to do. And watch for our children's programs.
  • Addressing Climate Change

    Yes, the climate is changing. Over the past few years we've experienced rain, wind, heat, drought, and cold in historic proportions. We can’t change the weather but together we can make our Catskill communities more waterproof, windproof, and any-kind-of-weather proof for our children and grandchildren.
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  • Featured Projects
  • Visit Our Preserve
  • Know A Place to Protect?

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Sloan Gorge Preserve

Located at the foot of Overlook Mountain near the Saugerties town line, the 88-acre Preserve is a treasure trove of mixed hardwood and coniferous forests, vernal pools, a seasonal stream, and bluestone quarries, and has the first self-guided geology trail in the area. (Download the trail guide)  pdf Learn more about Sloan Gorge from geologist Dr. Robert Titus. Click here for map

 

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Recommend a Place to Protect

We are always looking for suggestions about places to be protected for future generations to enjoy. If you know of such a place, contact us!

Over the past 25 years WLC has protected more than 1,000 acres of ecologically important land. Continuing this work means that animals, plants, and people will be able to endure in the Eastern Catskills for years to come. As we begin our second quarter century we seek to broaden our land conservation efforts to include Woodstock and surrounding communities.

Mountain viewOur goal is to ensure that connectivity among key parcels in the Eastern Catskill Mountains is established and that wildlife migration corridors remain intact. Climate change impacts will effect our land conservation choices as well.

We currently have three conservation projects in our queue and are exploring a number of others as well. We look forward to announcing our newly acquired lands soon.

If you have suggestions on key lands we might protect, please contact us