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?
On November 17, 2012 more than 50 community members packed the Colony Cafe for the roll-out of WLC's new strategic plan. Known as Vision 2020, the plan describes our long-term goals for 2012 to 2020 including work in land protection and stewardship, nature education, climate change, trail networks, and buildng the local food system in our region. After the presentation we formed volunteer teams to implement the plan. Click here to download and read the plan, then contact us to get involved.
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) Learn more 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!