Columbia Land Conservancy
The Columbia Land Conservancy is a dynamic force that supports and sustains a strong and vibrant rural community, where agriculture plays a central role in the economy.
Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) works with the community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land. CLC has conserved more than 30,000 acres of farmland, forests, and wildlife habitat to ensure clean air and water, healthy ecosystems, a strong agricultural sector, and a rich variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. CLC works with the community to cultivate connection to the land by providing outdoor and educational activities at its ten public conservation areas, to support agriculture by ensuring prime farmland continues to be available to the next generation of farmers, and to promote land protection, and smart land use planning.
About Our Grants
In 2023, the Woodcock Foundation awarded Columbia Land Conservancy a one-year $22,000 general operating grant to support agricultural programs on farmland protection, farmland leasing and access, farmland affordability, and landowner education in the Hudson Valley.