Land Conservation

The PCLB Foundation believes that land conservation and smart approaches to development are critical to the quality of life and vibrancy of communities. Therefore, PCLB makes grants to land conservation organizations that preserve open space and promote smart growth in New York’s Hudson Valley region, and to a more limited extent in Connecticut. In particular, PCLB seeks to support organizations that have the expertise and capacity to work collaboratively with partners to preserve, connect, and develop open space for meaningful outdoor experiences; to protect productive farmland; and to advance land conservation through advocacy and training. Specifically in Connecticut, PCLB encourages consolidation among the many small land trusts in the state so that they may benefit from greater efficiencies and better carry out their mission.