Land Conservation

Smart approaches to community development will often include situations where land conservation plays a central role for quality of life and vibrancy of communities. 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. PCLB supports land conservation organizations that have considerable expertise and capacity; work collaboratively with partners to preserve, connect, and manage open space and productive farmland; practice smart approaches to community development; or help build a stronger land conservation community through advocacy and training.