Conservation Easements

Arrow Park/Sterling Forest State Park
Monroe, NY & Tuxedo, NY

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Over 570 acres of wooded hillside overlooking Arrow Lake near the Appalachian Trail and adjacent to Sterling Forest State Park will remain forever green.

Botshon Farm
Crawford, NY

The Botshons have found peace of mind knowing their beautiful 20-acre homestead with organic gardens, fields, wetland and pond will be protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement which they have generously donated to the Land Trust.

Clove Brook Farm
Cornwall, NY & Blooming Grove, NY

On the scenic flank of Schunnemunk Mountain, this 18th-century farm of 183 acres of rolling meadows and wooded hills with limestone outcrops boasts views of the historic Moodna viaduct. The owners are still farming the land, which borders land held by The Nature Conservancy.

Durland Hill
Chester, NY

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30 scenic acres of wooded land and open wetlands on Kings Highway at the gateway to Sugar Loaf now protected by a conservation easement.

Hawkins Riverside
Hamptonburgh, NY

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Ten acres of wildlife-rich floodplain with vernal pools along the Wallkill River, with almost one-half mile of river frontage, has been protected and will form a key part of a Wallkill Rivertrail now in the planning stage.

Mount Eve
Warwick, NY

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There are now three protected properties totaling 171 acres on this historic landmark mountain, which provides a scenic backdrop to the green fields of the black dirt region.

Mount Orange
Wawayanda, NY

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Adjacent to the Hunter Farm Preserve, the Mt. Orange Easement protects 25 acres of woodlands with intermittent woodland seeps, providing important habitat for two beautiful songsters of the bird world, Wood Thrush and Rose-breasted Grosbeak, as well as for the delicate Springcress wildflower.

Pine View Farm
New Windsor, NY

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Pine View Farm is a working Christmas tree farm that has been in the Steidle family for three generations. In addition to the agricultural and historic value of the 19th century homestead, the easement agreement protects a variety of wildlife habitats including a stream, open fields, woodlands and wetlands, which are home to ducks, muskrats, mink and owls.

Prospect Hill
Newburgh, NY

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On a promontory overlooking the Hudson River in the town of Newburgh, two adjacent easements on a total of 40 acres of beautiful woodlands and apple orchards harbor a wide diversity of plant and animal life, while protecting the scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands ridgeline.

Tamira Amelia Farm
Crawford, NY

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An easement donated to the Land Trust will protect 147 acres of prime farmland as well as woods, wetlands and stream corridors in the Town of Crawford. The landowner, who is enthusiastic about the possibilities of alternative agriculture, is raising alpacas on the property. Crawford’s master plan encourages specialty crops and livestock.

Tuxedo Park
Tuxedo, NY

Two parcels in the village – 59 acres of steep wooded slopes overlooking Tuxedo Lake – will remain forever free of development.

Monroe Racetrack
Village of Monroe, NY

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Before this historic landmark was sold to the Village of Monroe, the racetrack’s owner asked us to protect it with a conservation easement, which would guarantee that the land would be held as open space forever. The Village of Monroe plans to use this land as a public park, providing space in the Village for public events such the Cheese Festival, as well as for walking, running, cross-country skiing, or otherwise enjoying the out-of-doors.

Shawangunk Ridge
Deerpark, NY & Mt. Hope, NY

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Orange County Land Trust easements on a total of 97 acres of the Shawangunk Ridge preserve this magnificent scenery while helping protect the watershed and reservoirs in the valley below. Future relocation of the Shawangunk Ridge Trail to these lands will provide public access to the ridge.

Boynton
Town of Greenville, NY

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Old stone walls tell of this land’s past as farmland. 18 acres of mixed deciduous woods with vernal pools in the Shawangunk Kill watershed will be preserved forever through this conservation easement.

Other Protected Land

Snake Hill
Town of New Windsor, NY

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Our Land Trust has joined in partnership with Scenic Hudson in taking stewardship responsibility for this landmark property with sweeping views of the Hudson River. The 95-acre property, recently purchased by Scenic Hudson, will be opened soon as a public park.