WHO WE ARE: MISSION
The Woodstock Land Conservancy is a non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of the open lands, forests, water resources, scenic areas and historic sites in Woodstock and the surrounding area.
With climate change threats the need to preserve biodiversity makes our work even more essential. Conserving forests which absorb carbon, preserving fields, mountains, wetlands, clean air and water, streams; supporting farming, logging, and tourism; safeguarding important habitats for wildlife and plant ecosystems: all these are part of our complex mission.
Since our beginning in 1987 we have always believed that it's the places we love most, and these measures we take to protect them which embody a community committed to a mission such as ours.
We at WLC work with landowners who want to determine the future use of their land in support of our mission. Rather than selling land for development, WLC can offer alternatives that respect private property rights, may provide substantial financial benefits, and, if owners wish, allow them to share with their community lands they have tended and loved. WLC often collaborates with other conservation groups, businesses, and local and state agencies to achieve these goals.
In addition to protecting and caring for these important lands, WLC offers a variety of exciting outdoor nature education events year-round. By bringing people together outdoors, especially children and families, we encourage future generations to experience, appreciate and protect the beauty and history of special places throughout Woodstock and the Eastern Catskill Mountains.