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Why Forests Matter and what Winnakee is doing to protect and restore them
AN ENCHANCED CONSERVATION STRATEGY
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Protecting the future of our irreplaceable landscape 

For over 30 years, Winnakee Land Trust has worked in partnership with private landowners
to conserve and sustainably manage some of the Hudson Valley’s most vulnerable lands,
including thousands of acres of open space, forests, farms, wetlands and watersheds,
and wildlife habitats that are critical to the region’s environmental health.

Our Priorities

Protect

Through our protection of threatened land, watersheds, habitat, and endangered forests, we safeguard what is unique and irreplaceable in The Hudson Valley.

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Restore

Thousands of acres of land that are vulnerable to development. Our sustainable management plans are a nature-based solution to improve our region’s ecological health.

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Connect

Community is the cornerstone of Winnakee’s conservation work, and connecting the community to the lands we protect is at the heart of our mission.

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Why Forests Matter

You can prevent the loss of irreplaceable land

Winnakee recognizes that forest lands are vital to NY’s ecological and economic well-being, and that saving them is an indispensable investment in our future.

Restoring forests – and the ecosystem services they provide for all life – is essential to maintaining the special quality of life we enjoy here in the Hudson Valley.

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Explore Our Preserves

Winnakee's trails offer some of the most unique scenic viewsheds in the region

Winnakee is committed to bridging more ways for the public to connect with and benefit from the bounty of our region. We have developed over 20 miles of trails that take visitors through some of our region’s most rewarding natural areas protected by Winnakee.

Visit Parks & Preserves

Welcome to Winnakee’s Conservation Land Guide

You can browse our properties using this map, or use the Legend below to find hiking trails. Featured properties (orange pins) typically have parking areas, mapped trails, and more detailed information. All of our Conservation Areas are open to the public. Hover over the pinned areas for details or visit our Parks and Preserves page. 

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32
YEARS OF LAND PROTECTION
20
MILES OF NEW TRAILS CREATED
100,000+
ANNUAL VISITORS TO OUR PRESERVES
5,000+
ACRES PROTECTED FOREVER

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