About Us


The Peconic Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 1983 by John v.H. Halsey and a small group of local residents to ensure the protection of Long Island’s working farms, natural lands, and heritage. Since 1983, the Trust has worked diligently with landowners, communities, municipalities, and partner organizations to protect 12,000 acres of land, conserving more working farms on Long Island than any other private conservation organization, and securing millions of dollars from the public and private sector for land protection.


Get to know the people who keep the Peconic Land Trust working day to day.

Meet the team

Boards and Councils

Our Board’s dedication to conserving Long Island’s working farms, natural lands and heritage is unmatched. The Trust’s Board of Directors is responsible for establishing the organization’s mission and setting policies to carry out the mission, and, as required by law, the oversight of the organization’s finances and operations. The Board works closely with its professional staff to determine and advance the Trust's strategic goals, as we work on behalf of our communities to protect the places we know and love. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Vice President Julie Zaykowski at 631-283-3195.

Edward Krug


Marcia Bystryn

Vice Chair

John v.H. Halsey


Nancy Gilbert


John E. Larkin

Assistant Treasurer

Jennifer B. Pike


Carol M. Ahlers

Nora J. Catlin

Harriet H. Dresher

Nancy Goell

Thomas A. Isles

James T. MacGregor

John S. Norbeck

E. Blair McCaslin

Board Chair Emeritus

Thomas B. Williams

Board Chair Emeritus

Peconic Legacy Circle members have let us know their intention to remember the Trust in their estate planning. Legacy gifts are among the most meaningful ways to ensure that Long Island’s beautiful beaches, clean water, working farms, majestic woodland and pristine wetlands will be protected for generations to come.

We thank all our Peconic Legacy Circle members for joining us in looking towards a future that values the working farms, natural lands and the heritage we all share. If you are interested in learning more or supporting the Trust, please contact Director of Development, Amanda Abraham, at 631-283-3195 or AAbraham@PeconicLandTrust.org.

  • Carol Mulvihill Ahlers and Ronald E. Ahlers
  • Maddy Beckwith
  • Glorian Berk
  • Thomas K. Chu
  • John and Candice Frawley
  • Nancy Gilbert and Richard Wines
  • Susan Gullia
  • Jean R. Held
  • Victoria Herbert
  • Jane T. Iselin
  • Kathleen King
  • Joe Mc Kay
  • Russell C. McCall
  • Sandra Powers
  • Judith Saner
  • Rosa, Tony, and Geneva Smith
  • Carol J. Steinberg, Esq.

Trustees Council members support our work and further the Trust’s mission in both an advisory and honorary capacity. Council members are donors who gave at the $25,000 level or more in the past twelve months, and/or those who have made an extraordinary lifetime gift to the Trust.

If you are interested in learning more or supporting the Trust, please contact Director of Development, Amanda Abraham, at 631-283-3195 or AAbraham@PeconicLandTrust.org.

  • The Robins Island Foundation
  • The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation
  • Glorian Berk
  • Matthew and Kimberly Cantor
  • Peg and Peter D'Angelo
  • Sue Lonoff de Cuevas
  • Peggy and Millard Drexler
  • John and Candice Frawley
  • The Joyce & Irving Goldman Family Foundation
  • John and Sally Henry
  • Kathleen King
  • Jo Carole and Ron Lauder
  • Nancy and Howard Marks
  • Thomas Moers Mayer and Jerri Sines Mayer
  • Edward and Sandra Meyer
  • The Moore Charitable Foundation
  • Jim and Cheryl Reeve
  • Marc Rowan
  • Barbara Slifka
  • Philippa Weismann
  • Ken and Megan Wright

Conservation Council members support our work and further the Trust’s mission in both an advisory and honorary capacity. Council members are annual donors who gave $5,000 to $24,999 in the past twelve months.

If you are interested in learning more or supporting the Trust, please
contact Director of Development, Amanda Abraham, at 631-283-3195 or

  • American Farmland Trust
  • Avalon Park & Preserve
  • The J. Baker Foundation
  • Gregory Bauso
  • Evan Mason and Garrard Beeney
  • Ruth and Leonard Benowich
  • Kathy and Gene Bernstein
  • BNB Bank and Bridge Abstract
  • Claire Boody
  • Barbara Braun - The Neuwirth Foundation
  • Rob and Carolyn Brennan
  • Bridge 211 LLC
  • Kathleen and Travis Brown
  • Woodward Family Charitable Foundation
  • Marcia Bystryn
  • Kate Cassidy Foundation
  • Lori and Alexandre Chemla
  • Michael Coles and Edie Landeck
  • Comax Flavors
  • Milton Cooper
  • The Corcoran Group
  • Helen and Paul Corwith
  • Mark Corwith
  • Richard Corwith
  • Christina Corwith Cole and Kevin Cole
  • Harriet and Alan Dresher
  • Charles P. Durkin, Jr.
  • Susan Edwards and Ian Ziskin
  • RainyDay and John Erwin
  • William C. Dowling Jr. Foundation
  • Jim and Anna Fantaci
  • Ann ffolliott
  • Hans Flick and Celeste M. Kime
  • Joan Ganz Cooney
  • Susan and Gary Garrabrant
  • Nancy Gilbert and Richard Wines
  • Abraham and Mildred Goldstein Charitable Trust
  • Wade Guyton
  • Kris Tate Haber
  • Matthew Habermann
  • Anne and John Hall
  • Amy and Doug Halsey
  • George A. Hambrecht and Andrea H. Fahnestock
  • Jonathan Hoefler and Carleen Borsella
  • Jessica Hoffman Brennan
  • The Houser Foundation
  • Anne Hubbard
  • Bettysue Hughes
  • The David and Alice Hunt Family
  • Lisa and Sim Johnston
  • James Kilpatric and Harry Neyens
  • Karin and David Kuhns
  • Judith and Alexander Laughlin
  • Jacqueline LiCalzi
  • Femmy Lundstrom
  • James MacGregor and Claire Montgomery
  • The Makowski Trust
  • Carole Greene-Mavity and Richard Mavity
  • Joe Mc Kay
  • Meryl Meltzer, Romenesa Foundation
  • Joyce Menschel
  • Robert and Diana Mercer
  • Jessica Mezzacappa and John Zieman
  • Edward L. Milstein Foundation
  • Mary and Garrett Moran
  • Alison Morgridge
  • Amanda and Donald Mullen
  • Jan Nicholson
  • Raquel and Jeremy Palmer
  • Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder
  • Barbara Phillips
  • Stephane Samuel and Robert M. Rubin
  • Andrew Sabin Family Foundation
  • Judith Saner
  • Linda and Richard Schaps
  • Burt and Stanley Shaffer Foundation
  • Katja Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt
  • Stein Family, East Marion
  • Lauren Stone/Roger and Susan Stone Family Foundation
  • Peter Talty and Linda Stabler-Talty
  • John-Lansing J. Teal
  • Lois Teich
  • Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch
  • Diana and Rafael Vinoly
  • Eric M. Wechsler and Philip A. Kovacevich
  • Pamela Weekes and Constance McDonald
  • Elaine Weisburg
  • Philippa Weismann and Lucy Veltri
  • Amerika and Bradd Williamson
  • Lloyd Zuckerberg and Charlotte Triefus on behalf of the Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation

President’s Council members support our work and further the Trust’s mission in both an advisory and honorary capacity. Council members are annual donors who gave $1,000 to $4,999 in the past twelve months.

If you are interested in learning more or supporting the Trust, please contact Director of Development, Amanda Abraham, at 631-283-3195 or AAbraham@PeconicLandTrust.org.

  • Kenneth and Diana Adams
  • Jerome Adler and Beth Lebowitz
  • Michael and Sheryl Ahearn
  • Carol Mulvihill Ahlers and Ronald Ahlers
  • Herbert A. Allen Jr.
  • John Ambrose and Jim Brasher
  • Dr. Paula J. Angelone and Jerry Rosengarten
  • Andre and Ana Appignani
  • Emily Aspinall
  • Leslie Barker
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baron
  • Jim and Ann Barry/Artisan Mortgage
  • Steve and Laura Bartholomew
  • Betsy Battle
  • Barbara and Steven Baum
  • Shirley and Bob Bayley
  • Kathleen Kmet Becker
  • Bistrian Land Corp
  • Tim Blenk Tree Care, Inc.
  • David Bohnett
  • Robert Boyle
  • Patricia Ann Brennan
  • The Bridgehampton Association Inc.
  • Richard Brockman, M.D. and Mirra Bank
  • Irene and Stephen Brotman
  • The Burch Family Foundation
  • Lisa and Richard Byers
  • Bettina Equities Management LLC
  • Deborah Carmichael
  • Andrew Chipok and Bernadette Levandowski
  • Pamela Choy
  • Adam Lewis and Thomas K. Chu
  • Nina and Peter Cobb
  • Kevin Coffey and Kathleen Masters
  • Leslie and Cliff Cohen
  • Lillian and Joel Cohen
  • Natalie Conklin
  • Amy and William Conway
  • Vincent Covello and Carol Mandel
  • Emily and Erich Cramer
  • Thomas Crane
  • Alice and Harold Culver
  • Michael Daly
  • Ellen Darion and Roger Chudzik
  • Carol Deane
  • Kristen and Robert DeLaMater
  • Vishakha Desai and Robert Oxnam
  • Deborah and Richard DeVerna
  • Fred Doss and John Gicking
  • Joanne and Issac Dowless
  • Courtenay and Bill Dunk
  • Suzanne Gluck and Thomas Dyja
  • Cynthia and Fred Eaton
  • Cornelia Erpf-Forsman and Paul Forsman
  • Michael Escue, Max Lucy Group LLC
  • Wendy and Michael Esposito
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Julia Fahey and Ben Rice
  • Farm Credit East
  • Judith and Warren Feder
  • James Feigl
  • Laura and Michael Ferrante
  • Frank and Louiza Ferrara
  • First Coastal Corporation
  • Gabriella Fitzgerald and Jake Creem
  • Jeremy Fitzgerald
  • Robert Fleischer and Susan Raanan
  • Anna Lou Fletcher
  • Donna Fletcher
  • Laura Flug
  • Margaret H. Fowler
  • The Fries Family
  • Martie and Rick Fritz
  • Brian Fuhrmann
  • Susan Gardner and Martha Cassidy
  • Emily and Huntley Garriott
  • Mary Ellen and Daniel Geelan
  • Joan and Tom Geismar
  • Louise Guarneri and Stephen Gelfman
  • Kenneth Gilman and Carol Feinberg
  • Nancy and Tom Gleason
  • Mary Cox Golden
  • Joanne and Thomas Gouge
  • Jonathan Green and Hilary Thomas
  • Adam and Nancy Greene
  • Burton Greenhouse and Pamela Abrahams
  • Allen and Deborah Grubman
  • Susan Gullia
  • Madelaine Haberman and Michael Sprung
  • Melinda Hackett
  • Beecher Halsey and Georgeann McGuinness
  • Beth and Adam Halsey
  • Nancy and Charlton Halsey
  • John Halsey and Janis Ebli-Halsey
  • William Hamilton
  • Tricia Hammes
  • Noel and Deborah Hare
  • Susan and Kevin Heaney
  • The Hermance Family Foundation
  • Michael Herz and Jean Roiphe
  • Cantor-Rabbi Debra Stein
  • Constance Hoguet Neel
  • Carolyn and David Holstein
  • Marguerita Howkins
  • Mary and John Hull
  • Carol and Tom Isles
  • Merrin Jenkins
  • Ann Marie and Stephen Jones
  • Carolina Zapf and John Josephson
  • Harry Kamen
  • Katy Kamen
  • Kimberly and John Keiserman
  • Peggy and Al Kelly
  • Richard Kelsey and Barbara DiLorenzo
  • Patricia Kenner
  • Wendy Keys
  • Anthony Kiser/The William and Mary Greve Foundation
  • Lisa Clare Kombrink and Jesse Camacho
  • Elena and Howard Krotman
  • Ed Krug and John Haubrich
  • Anne Lange
  • Wendy and Stephen Langman
  • David Lapham and Clark Mitchell
  • Liza and John Larkin
  • Nan and Donald Leitch
  • Helen and Mark Levine
  • Kenneth and Jeanne Levy-Church
  • Dorothy Lichtenstein
  • Kim and Greg Lippmann
  • Judith Little
  • Patricia Lowry and John Touhey
  • Francine Lynch
  • Rachel Lynch Swimming Pools and Spas, Inc.
  • William and Phyllis Mack Family Foundation
  • Karen Magovern
  • Mark and Nina Magowan
  • Anthony Manheim and Elaine Reis
  • Marders
  • Mary and Stephen Marsh
  • Stephen Marzo, Three Sons Farm/Karen Koh Marzo
  • Robert and Jane Matluck
  • Leslie and Thomas Matthews
  • The May Foundation
  • Georgette and Michael McConnell
  • Patricia McIntyre
  • Mary McKay
  • Renee and David McKee
  • Richard McNally
  • Leigh and Charles Merinoff
  • William and Patricia Milford
  • Carey and John Millard
  • Maryann and Bob Miller
  • Maryellyn and Thad Miller
  • Louise and David Milligan
  • Gary Lofgren
  • DeDe Gotthelf and Terry Moan
  • Mary and Tom Morgan
  • Ornella and Robert Morrow
  • Olivia Motch
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Murphy
  • Robert Musser and Barbara L. Francis
  • Robin Sieranski and Paul Nardone, Jr.
  • Samantha and Kevin Nasello
  • Andre Nasser
  • Nawrocki Smith LLC
  • Deborah Nevins
  • Michael Nierenberg
  • John and Connie Norbeck
  • Abby Notterman and Frank Siciliano
  • Liza and John Nugent
  • Janet Donohoe Ollinger and Mark Ollinger
  • Andrea Olshan Odell
  • Barbara Osif-Rousso
  • John and Joan Owens
  • Mark Packer
  • Sandra Pershing and Marc Keller
  • Preston Phillips and Charles Forthofer
  • Sharon Pietrzak
  • Jennifer and James Pike
  • Lisa and Brian Pope
  • Nancy Posel
  • Rodney Propp
  • Joseph Pufahl
  • Anne and Jeff Pundyk
  • Yvetta Rechler-Newman
  • Julie and Daniel Resnick
  • Suzanne and Philip Reynolds
  • Arleen and Robert Rifkind
  • Karen and Gregg Rivara
  • Rochetta Consulting Services
  • Leah and Greg Rodgers
  • Susan Malfa and Jonathan Rose
  • Andrew Rosen and Jenny Dyer
  • Lori and Scott Rosen
  • Bobbi and Thomas Rosko
  • Janet C. Ross
  • Daryl and Steven Roth
  • Maxwell Ryan
  • Antonio and Michele Sacconaghi
  • Carl Safina and Patricia Paladines
  • Pablo Salame
  • Wiltraud Salm
  • Yvette DeBow and Rino Salsedo
  • Linda S. Sanford
  • Lynn and John Savarese
  • Sophia Schachter
  • Val Schaffner
  • Idoline Scheerer
  • Jill Schlesinger
  • Fred Schmeltzer
  • Cynthia Scholl
  • Wendy Sclight and Gerald Monroe
  • Marianne and Dom Seddio
  • Joshua Lehrer and Jeffrey Seller
  • Tracy and Eric Semler
  • Robert Serling
  • Ben Shapiro
  • Dozie Sheahan
  • Shine
  • Mariann and Kevin Simms
  • Donna Skerrett
  • Christine and Robert Smart
  • Rosa and Anthony Smith
  • Michael Halperin, Solarus Technologies
  • Advantage Title Agency, Inc.
  • Susan Spungen and Steven Kasher
  • Carol Steinberg
  • Herbert J. and Marsha K. Stern
  • The Fanwood Foundation
  • Rand, Emilie, and Ben Stoll
  • Jennifer Stone
  • Elizabeth Strong-de Cuevas
  • Summerhill Landscapes, Inc.
  • Susan and Hugh Switzer
  • Taranto Family Foundation
  • The Tarr Family
  • 101 First Neck LLC
  • Judie and Stephen Taylor
  • Margaretta Taylor
  • Cheryl Tortoriello
  • Irene and Peter Treiber
  • George and Mary Gwen Halsey Tyda
  • Robert Uher
  • Glyn Vincent and Stacy Goodman
  • Andrea and Paul Vizcarrondo
  • Teri and Barry Volpert
  • James Vos and Stephanie Joyce
  • Isabel and Tom Wacker
  • Candace and Jonathan Wainwright
  • Andrew Walsh
  • Claudia and William Walters
  • Chris Wedge and Jeanne Markel
  • Jane and Jim Weigley
  • Robin Weingast and Claire Zeppieri
  • Howard Weiss
  • Janine and Jonathan Weller
  • Marissa Wesely and Fred Hamerman
  • Raymond Wesnofske
  • Peter S. Wilson and Scott K. Sanders
  • Marie and Kenneth Wong
  • Patricia and Frederick Yosca
  • Michael Zamkow and Sue Berman
  • Julie and Joe Zaykowski
  • Susan Kennedy Zeller
  • Barbara and Donald Zucker

Throughout the years, the Peconic Land Trust has been fortunate to have the advice and counsel from many individuals who have generously given their time, experience and financial support to help us fulfill our mission of conserving Long Island’s working farms, natural lands and heritage. Our work would not be possible without their guidance throughout the years.

  • Lucy Bradley*
  • Douglas W. Campbell IV
  • Julie P. DeBold
  • Lee Foster
  • Marilee Foster
  • Herbert Golden*
  • Charlotte Hanson
  • Richard Hogan
  • Katherine Kazanas
  • Richard W. King
  • Albert J. Krupski, Jr.
  • Hilary Leff
  • Deborah Ann Light*
  • Pingree W. Louchheim
  • Robert M. Meltzer*
  • Brian R. McCaffrey
  • Mary Foster Morgan
  • Thomas Owen Morgan
  • David R. Osborn
  • Randall T. Parsons
  • Edward P. Sharretts, Jr.*
  • Betty Smith*
  • Donald Willits Smith*
  • Roger A. Smith
  • Paul Stoutenburg*
  • Herbert J. Strobel
  • Terry Stubelek
  • Thomas Thorsen
  • Thomas J. Tobin
  • Joseph J. Townsend, Jr.
  • Edwin Fishel Tuccio
  • John Van Deventer, Jr.*
  • Wesley W. von Schack
  • Stephen Weir
  • Thomas Wickham
  • Roy L. Wines, Jr.*
  • Barbara Brush Wright*
  • Lloyd P. Zuckerberg
  • * deceased


The following are just some of the organizations the Peconic Land Trust works with to conserve and protect Long Island's working farms, natural lands and heritage.

Oysterponds Historical Society
South Fork Land Foundation


The Peconic Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. All gifts made to the Trust are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Federal ID #: 11-2667021

A copy of the Peconic Land Trust's financial report, filed with the New York State Attorney General, may be obtained by writing to:

  • Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271, or
  • The Peconic Land Trust, P.O. Box 1776, Southampton, NY 11969.
  • or by visit the Peconic Land Trust's page on GuideStar.


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1776
Southampton NY 11969

Southampton Office
296 NY-27A
Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-0235 (fax)
North Fork Stewardship Center
22600 Main Rd
Cutchogue, NY 11935
631-734-5635 (fax)
Quail Hill Community Farm
660 Old Stone Hwy
Amagansett, NY 11930
631-267-8492 (fax)
Bridge Gardens
36 Mitchell Ln
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-283-0235 (fax)
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