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.

Stephen M. Jones


Edward Krug


John v.H. Halsey


Nancy Gilbert


John E. Larkin

Assistant Treasurer

Jane Iselin


Carol M. Ahlers

Marcia Bystryn

Harriet H. Dresher

Nancy Goell

Thomas A. Isles

John S. Norbeck

Jennifer B. Pike

Gregg Rivara

Peter J. Talty

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, please contact Director of Development, Amanda Abraham, at 631-283-3195.

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

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.

  • Avalon Park and Preserve
  • Louis M. Bacon
  • Peg and Peter D'Angelo
  • Margaret de Cuevas and Eric Schott
  • Peggy and Millard Drexler
  • RaineyDay and John Erwin
  • Beverley M. Galban
  • John and Sally Henry
  • Kathleen King
  • Tony Kiser
  • Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder
  • Nancy and Howard Marks
  • Maxwell Ryan
  • Barbara Slifka
  • David C. Smith, Esq. for the Makowski Trust
  • Eric Wechsler and Philip Kovacevich
  • Philippa Weismann and Lucy Veltri

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 $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 AAbraham@PeconicLandTrust.org.

  • Diana and Kenneth Adams
  • Ronald E. Ahlers and Carol Mulvihill Ahlers
  • Eric Altmann
  • John Bacon
  • Lisa M. Baker
  • Gabriela and Robert Baron
  • Maryellen and David Basile
  • Betsy L. Battle
  • Maddy Beckwith
  • Drianne Benner and Kevin Perry
  • Glorian Berk
  • Kathy and Gene Bernstein
  • David Bohnett
  • Claire Siegbert Boody
  • R.B. Irrigation LLC
  • Bobbie Braun - The Neuwirth Foundation
  • Rob and Carolyn Brennan
  • Marcia Bystryn
  • Bryan and Jessica Cho
  • Clifford and Leslie Cohen
  • Michael Coles and Edie Landeck
  • Theodore B. Conklin
  • Richard De Rose and Emma Clurman
  • Marc and MaryLou de Venoge
  • Vishakha Desai and Robert Oxnam
  • Andrew Dodge
  • Alan and Harriet Dresher
  • Thomas Dyja and Suzanne Gluck
  • Susan Edwards and Ian Ziskin
  • John and Marie Evans
  • Benjamin Rice and Julia Fahey
  • Laura and Michael Ferrante
  • Ann ffolliott
  • Emilie Filmer-Wilson
  • Hans F.W. Flick
  • Stephanie and Lawrence Flinn
  • John and Candice Frawley
  • Martie and Rick Fritz
  • Susan and Gary Garrabrant
  • Emily and Huntley Garriott
  • Joan and Tom Geismar
  • Nancy and Tom Gleason
  • Mary Cox Golden
  • Suzanne and John Golden
  • Susan Gullia
  • Joan and Troy Gustavson
  • Madelaine Haberman and Michael Sprung
  • Emily v.H. Halsey
  • Tricia Hammes
  • Jonathan Hoefler and Carleen Borsella
  • Carolyn and David Holstein
  • George and Linda Hossenlopp
  • Dan Houser and Krystyna Houser
  • Bettysue and Jeff Hughes
  • David and Alice Hunt
  • Merrin Jenkins
  • Sim and Lisa Johnston
  • John Josephson and Carolina Zapf
  • Ed Krug and John Haubrich
  • David Lapham and Clark Mitchell
  • Alexander and Judith Laughlin
  • Helen and Mark Levine
  • Ken and Jeanne Levy-Church
  • Barbara and Robert Liberman
  • Jacqueline LiCalzi
  • Marjori R. Ludlow
  • James MacGregor
  • William L. Mack
  • Mark and Nina Magowan
  • Joe Mc Kay
  • Patricia E. McIntyre
  • Jessica Mezzacappa and John Zieman
  • The Michaels Family Foundation
  • Nancy Ford Miller
  • Louise and David S. Milligan
  • Elaine Monroe
  • Garrett and Mary Moran
  • Thomas and Mary Morgan
  • Olivia DeBolt Motch
  • Paige and Art Nagle
  • Susan and Kevin Nasello
  • John and Connie Norbeck
  • Liza and John Nugent
  • Liz and Gus Oliver
  • Marilyn and Arthur Penn
  • Dr. Victoria Phillips
  • Barbara A. and Warren H. Phillips
  • Sharon Pietrzak
  • James Pike
  • Richard Ravitch and Kathleen Doyle
  • Joseph Ravitch and Lisa Wolfe
  • Katharine and William Rayner
  • Tim and Cameron Rice
  • Arleen and Robert S. Rifkind
  • GreenLogic
  • Andrzej and Malgorzata Rojek
  • Mrs. Janet C. Ross, J&AR Foundation
  • Guy and Marie Rutherfurd
  • Andrew Sabin
  • Toni and Michele Sacconaghi
  • Judith Saner
  • Linda Sanford
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andres Santo Domingo
  • Sophia D. Schachter
  • Val Schaffner
  • Peter Shepherd
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smart
  • Herbert J. and Marsha K. Stern
  • The Stoll Family
  • Lauren Stone
  • Jeff and Patsy Tarr
  • Fern and Lenard Tessler
  • The Michaels Family Foundation
  • Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch
  • Peter and Irene Treiber
  • Mary Gwen (Halsey) and George Tyda
  • Mr. Glyn D. Vincent
  • Andrea and Paul Vizcarrondo
  • Sandra L. Walsh
  • Chris Wedge and Jeanne Market
  • Pamela Weekes
  • EJ Camp and Laura Weil
  • Marissa Wesely and Fred Hamerman
  • Paul and Kathryn White
  • Debbie and Richard Wilpon
  • Peter Wilson
  • Nancy Gilbert and Richard Wines
  • Marie and Kenneth Wong
  • Marjorie J. Wright
  • Lloyd Zuckerberg and Charlotte Triefus

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)