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.
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.
Visit Our Preserve
Know A Place to Protect?
Join us for our annual Vernal Fling celebration!
Saturday, May 27th, 2017
5:30 to 8:00 PM
Join us for an evening of live music, delicious food, a silent auction, and to honor this year's recipients of the William R. Ginsberg Stewardship Award. More information and tickets can be found here: www.vernalfling.com
Funds raised at this event are used to continue the vital work of land, water, and habitat protection, to advocate for open space, and to develop educational and outreach programs.
Summer 2017, Collage with watercolor and ink, Lucinda Knaus
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
about Sloan Gorge from geologist Dr. Robert Titus. Click here for map
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!
Looking for something to do today? How about a hike at Sloan Gorge, a walk at Thorn Preserve or a picnic lunch at Zena Cornfield?