Winnakee protects and stewards high value conservation lands around four priority areas, two key geographic areas and other regional inventories that add value to our conservation effort. We prioritize fee acquisitions of intact forests that best enable Winnakee to protect and restore lands to their fullest ecological potential and maximum environmental benefits.
The creation of forest matrices along connective corridors enhances biodiversity, wildlife habitat, climate adaptation and our cultural connections to a landscape with a rich heritage. Winnakee is currently acting on a regional scale to keep at risk forests on the precipice of generational change intact.
Our efforts are guided by public conservation plans such as New York State’s Open Space Plan, New York Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy as well as regional conservation plans, and through partnerships such as The Nature Conservancy and Stay Connected Initiative.
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 Parks and Preserves.