About Us

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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 over 13,000 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 Melanie Cirillo at 631-283-3195.

Edward Krug


Marcia Bystryn


John v.H. Halsey


Nancy Gilbert


John E. Larkin

Assistant Treasurer

Nora J. Catlin


Carol M. Ahlers

Harriet H. Dresher

Ann G. ffolliott

Thomas A. Isles

Jacqueline LiCalzi

James T. MacGregor

Jennifer B. Pike

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.

  • Ron and Carol Ahlers
  • Maddy Beckwith
  • Glorian Berk
  • Thomas K. Chu
  • John and Candice Frawley
  • Nancy Gilbert and Richard Wines
  • Susan Gullia
  • Jean Held
  • Victoria Herbert
  • Anne Hopkins
  • Jane Iselin
  • Kathleen King
  • Joe Mc Kay
  • Russell McCall
  • Pamela Olsen
  • Sandra Powers
  • Judith Saner
  • Rosa, Tony, and Geneva Smith
  • Carol Steinberg
  • Rosemary Terribile
  • Drs. Stephen and Leona Torkelson

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.

  • All for the East End (AFTEE)
  • Gabrielle and Louis Bacon
  • Brian Cohen and Carol Suchman
  • Helen and Paul Corwith
  • Peg and Peter D'Angelo
  • Margaret de Cuevas and Eric Schott
  • Peggy and Millard Drexler
  • Emily and Nathaniel Ewing
  • The Joyce & Irving Goldman Family Foundation
  • The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
  • Lisa A. Grattan
  • George A. Hambrecht and Andrea H. Fahnestock
  • John and Sally Henry
  • Isabelle Kanz
  • Kathleen King
  • The Land Trust Alliance
  • Aurelie Lang
  • Jo Carole and Ronald Lauder
  • Michael Light
  • The Long Island Community Foundation
  • The Makowski Trust
  • Nancy and Howard Marks
  • Edward and Sandra Meyer
  • The Moore Charitable Foundation
  • Amanda and Donald Mullen
  • Katharine Rayner
  • James F. Reeve
  • Clifford Ross
  • Maxwell Ryan
  • Barbara Slifka
  • Roger Waters
  • Philippa Weismann and Lucy Veltri
  • The Yaffa Foundation

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

  • Suzanne and Robert Abramski
  • Carol Mulvihill Ahlers and Ronald Ahlers
  • Eric Altman
  • Lea Attalla
  • Avalon Nature Preserve
  • The J. Baker Foundation
  • The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation
  • Bob Baldwin and Margaret Sieck
  • Gregory Bauso
  • Ruth and Leonard Benowich
  • BNB Bank and Bridge Abstract
  • Rick Bogusch
  • Barbara Braun and The Neuwirth Foundation
  • Brooks McEwen and Joshua Brand
  • Rob and Carolyn Brennan
  • Steve Bodzinger
  • Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman Jr.
  • Kathleen and Travis Brown
  • Gary and Dawn Burkhead
  • Eunice and Robert Burnett
  • John Buttrick
  • Marcia Bystryn
  • Nancy Ross and Bill Carmean
  • The Kate Cassidy Foundation
  • Lori and Alexandre Chemla
  • Michael Coles and Edie Landeck
  • Anne Nickel Curtin
  • Harriet and Alan Dresher
  • Mae and Andrew Duffy
  • Michael Dukmejian and Polly Botti
  • Charles P. Durkin, Jr.
  • Susan Edwards and Ian Ziskin
  • RaineyDay and John Erwin
  • Julia Fahey and Ben Rice
  • Ann ffolliott
  • Hans Flick and Celeste M. Kime
  • Jill and John Foley
  • Forward Current Foundation
  • John and Candice Frawley
  • Brian Fuhrmann
  • Joan Ganz Cooney
  • Susan and Gary Garrabrant
  • Nancy Gilbert and Richard Wines
  • Suzanne and John Golden
  • The Abraham and Mildred Goldstein Charitable Trust
  • Alexander M.D.C. Guest
  • Wade Guyton
  • Susan Koehn Habermann and Matthew Habermann
  • Anne and John Hall
  • Amy and Doug Halsey
  • Steve and Maureen Hannan
  • Lisa Hess
  • Jon Hlafter and Claudia Hamilton
  • Jonathan Hoefler and Carleen Borsella
  • Jessica Hoffman Brennan
  • The Holly Peterson Foundation
  • The Houser Foundation
  • Bettysue Hughes
  • Alice and David Hunt
  • Merrin Jenkins
  • Lisa and Sim Johnston
  • Cassie Kanz and Martin Fairt
  • David and Chantal Landman
  • Alexander Laughlin
  • Alfred Levitt and Megan Bowles
  • Kenneth and Jeanne Levy-Church
  • Jacqueline LiCalzi and Jill Schlesinger
  • Neil and Amelia MacDonald
  • James MacGregor and Claire Montgomery
  • Tim and Cyndi Maran
  • Erica and Sam Martini
  • Carole Greene-Mavity and Richard Mavity
  • Scott McDavid
  • Joe Mc Kay
  • The McCall Family
  • Joyce Menschel
  • Robert Mercer
  • Jessica Mezzacappa and John Zieman
  • Mary and Garrett Moran
  • Alison Morgridge
  • Olivia Motch
  • Daniel and Brooke Neidich
  • Harry Neyens
  • Jan Nicholson
  • L. Normandia
  • The Scully Peretsman Foundation
  • Marilyn and David Rivkin
  • The Romenesa Foundation
  • Drs. Lori and Scott Rosen
  • Janet C. Ross
  • Stephane Samuel and Robert M. Rubin
  • The Andrew Sabin Family Foundation
  • Jeffery and Mala Sander
  • Judith Saner
  • Linda S. Sanford
  • Ernest Scalamandre
  • Linda and Richard Schaps
  • Regina and John Scully
  • Karen and Samuel Seymour
  • The Burt and Stanley Shaffer Foundation
  • Elizabeth and Robert Sheehan
  • Daryl Simon
  • Frederick and Nancy Smith
  • The Stein Family, East Marion
  • Lauren Stone
  • Peter Talty and Linda Stabler-Talty
  • Margaretta Taylor
  • John-Lansing J. Teal
  • Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch
  • Laura and Robert Toussie
  • Diana and Rafael Vinoly
  • Andrew and Paul Vizcarrondo
  • Eric M. Wechsler and Philip A. Kovacevich
  • Pamela Weekes and Constance McDonald
  • William Weihman and Peggy Stephan
  • Amerika and Bradd Williamson
  • The Woodward Family Charitable Foundation
  • Ken and Megan Wright
  • The Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation on behalf of Lloyd Zuckerberg and Charlotte Triefus

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.

  • Fred Abatemarco
  • Diana and Kenneth Adams
  • Sherril and Gerald Adams
  • Jerome Adler and Beth Lebowitz
  • Michael and Sheryl Ahearn
  • Jessica and Colin Ambrose
  • Peggy Amster
  • Dr. Paula J. Angelone and Jerry Rosengarten
  • Ranjana Armstrong
  • Emily Aspinall
  • Anne and Bruce Babcock
  • John Bacon
  • Leslie Barker
  • Melissa Roper Barnett
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baron
  • Mary Beth Barrett
  • Jim and Ann Barry of Artisan Mortgage
  • Betsy Battle
  • Barbara and Steven Baum
  • Theresa Beaumont
  • Kathleen Kmet Becker
  • Evan Mason and Garrard Beeney
  • Peter Bendek
  • Kathy and Gene Bernstein
  • The Bistrian Land Corporation
  • Suzanne Bloomer
  • David Bohnett
  • William Boltz and William Ehardt
  • Claire Boody
  • Edward Booth
  • Robert Boyle
  • Patricia Ann Brennan
  • The Bridgehampton Association, Inc.
  • Irene and Stephen Brotman
  • Marcus Bryan
  • Sarah Burnes and Sebastian Heath
  • Lisa and Richard Byers
  • David Bynum
  • Nancy Bynum
  • James Cain
  • Deborah Carmichael
  • Joe and Maria Carney
  • Cheryl Carter and Edward R. Donovan
  • Camilla Hildreth Cesarini
  • Molly Channing
  • Thomas K. Chu
  • Lillian and Joel Cohen
  • Leslie and Cliff Cohen
  • Peter A. Cohen
  • Comax Flavors
  • Amy and William Conway
  • Romy and David Coquillette
  • Peter Corbett
  • Emily and Erich Cramer
  • Thomas Crane
  • M. Elaine Croker and Ralph Crocker
  • Alice and Harold Culver
  • Michael Daly
  • Ellen Darion and Roger Chudzik
  • Kristen Dawson
  • M. & F. De Giorgis
  • Robert de Rothchild
  • Robert and Kristen DeLaMater
  • Alison Delaney and Aaron Bokros
  • Carole G. Donlin
  • Laura Donnelly
  • Elizabeth Stark Dugan
  • Suzanne Gluck and Thomas Dyja
  • William Edwards and Amei Wallach
  • Mary Eisenstein
  • Cornelia Erpf-Forsman and Paul Forsman
  • Michael Escue and the Max Lucy Group LLC
  • Ellen and Michal P. Esposito, Jr.
  • Wendy and Michael Esposito
  • The William C. Dowling Jr. Foundation
  • The ExxonMobil Corporation
  • John Feinblatt
  • Gena Feist
  • Laura and Michael Ferrante
  • Frank and Louiza Ferrara
  • Rosemary and Carlos Ferrer
  • Emilie Filmer-Wilson
  • Constance and F. Wood Fischer
  • Eric Fischl and April Gornick
  • Gabriella Fitzgerald and Jake Creem
  • Jan Flaherty
  • Robert Fleischer and Susan Raanan
  • Anna Lou Fletcher
  • Donna Fletcher
  • Stephanie and Lawrence Flinn, Jr.
  • Laura Flug
  • Foundation Femme Debut
  • Margaret H. Fowler
  • The Fries Family
  • Martie and Rick Fritz
  • Anthony and Beth Galban
  • Susan Gardner and Martha Cassidy
  • Federic and Anne Garonzik
  • Emily and Huntley Garriott
  • Clayton Gates and Jennifer Jacobs
  • Courtney Geelan
  • Mary Ellen Geelan
  • Joan and Tom Geismar
  • Sean and Cayley Gelbwaks
  • Michael Geraci
  • Emma Gilbey-Keller
  • Kenneth Gilman and Carol Feinberg
  • Barbara Gladstone
  • Nancy and Tom Gleason
  • Mary Cox Golden
  • Joanne and Thomas Gouge
  • James Grathwohl
  • Gloria Greco and Elizabeth Crea
  • Rachel Green
  • Steven Greenfield
  • Louise Guarneri and Stephen Gelfman
  • The William and Mary Greve Foundation
  • Susan Gullia
  • Kris Tate Haber
  • Madelaine Haberman and Michael Sprung
  • Melinda Hackett
  • Beecher Halsey and Georgeann McGuinness
  • Jane Halsey
  • John Halsey and Janis Ebli-Halsey
  • Suzanne Halsey
  • William Hamilton
  • Tricia Hammes and Jerome Mounier
  • Noel and Deborah Hare
  • Susan Harrison and Sara Hart
  • Michael Herz and Jean Roiphe
  • Ian Highet and Carroll Reid Highet
  • Constance Hoguet Neel
  • Carolyn and David Holstein
  • Alain Machu and Diana Horowitz
  • Carol and Tom Isles
  • Donna Issenberg
  • Henry and Debbie Izumizaki
  • J. McLaughlin
  • Carolina Zapf and John Josephson
  • Harry Kamen
  • Katy Kemen
  • Rachel Lavine and Roberta Kaplan
  • Kimberly and John Keiserman
  • Peggy and Al Kelly
  • Michaela Keszler
  • Larry Klurfeld and Joele Frank
  • Lisa Clare Kombrink and Jesse Camacho
  • Ed Krug and John Haubrich
  • Karin and David Kuhns
  • Mara and Dean Landis
  • Anne G. Lange
  • Wendy and Steven Langman
  • Liza and John Larkin
  • Kathy and Michael Lavyne
  • Nan and Donald Leitch
  • Judith Little
  • Susan and Joseph Loiacono
  • The Lou Lin Development Corp.
  • Patricia Lowry and John Touhey
  • Gary Lukachinski
  • Joseph Macari and Kim Staller
  • The William and Phyllis Mack Family Foundation
  • Michael Madigan and Karen Blumer
  • Mark and Nina Magowan
  • Tripp March
  • Thomas and Elizabeth Markowski
  • Ryan Marshall and Mary Herms
  • Leslie and Thomas Matthews
  • The May Foundation
  • Carolyn McCall
  • Marge McDonnell
  • Patricia McIntyre
  • Mary McKay
  • The McLaughlin Family
  • Richard McNally
  • The Henshaw/Mendez Family
  • Leigh and Charles Merinoff
  • Alstair G.C. Merrick and Tracey Dedrick
  • Maryann and Bob Miller
  • Maryellyn and Thad Miller
  • Louise and David Milligan
  • Evan and Beth Minogue
  • Linda Mirels
  • Dede Gotthelf and Terry Moan
  • Ornella and Robert Morrow
  • Lynn McMahon and D. Garry Munson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Murphy
  • Robert Musser and Barbara L. Francis
  • Robin Sieranski and Paul Nardone, Jr.
  • Nawrocki Smith LLP
  • Deborah Nevins
  • Elin and Michael Nierenberg
  • Nonank Aquaculture Cooperative
  • Connie and John Norbeck
  • Stephen Schiller and Elizabeth O'Brien
  • Joseph Obermayer and Nicholas Rutherford
  • Terence O'Malley
  • John and Joan Owens
  • Joanne and Hal Parton
  • Boushelle and James Pearson
  • Peconic Propane Inc.
  • The Peconic Stewardship Fund at The Long Island Community Foundation
  • Sandra Pershing and Marc Keller
  • Barbara Phillips
  • Jennifer and James Pike
  • Nancy Posel
  • The Quogue Community Fund
  • Powercrush Inc.
  • Tina Davis and Paul Powers
  • Nancy and Sheldon Prentice
  • Bill Price
  • Roney Propp
  • Joseph Pufahl
  • Patty Puma
  • Anne and Jeff Pundyk
  • Quogue Community Fund
  • The Ravenswood Foundation
  • Yvetta Rechler-Newman
  • Suzanne and Philip Reynolds
  • Tim and Cameron Rice
  • Robert Rifkind
  • Karen and Gregg Rivara
  • Amy and John Rocchetta
  • Leah and Greg Rodgers
  • Sheila Rodgers and Good Shepard Farm
  • Christopher Rogers
  • Phyllis and Jim Rogers
  • Paul Rogers
  • David Rohde
  • Malgorzata and Andrzej Rojek
  • Lauren and Michael Rosato
  • Lisa Roselli
  • South Country Farms LLC
  • Daryl and Steven Roth
  • Michelle Roussan
  • Ellen G. Krieger Rubin
  • Jane and Reed Rubin
  • William Ryall and Barry Bergdoll
  • Ann Sandford
  • Lynn and John Savarese
  • Sophia Schachter
  • Elizabeth Schaffner
  • Val Schaffner
  • Idoline Scheerer
  • Maria Schlanger and Steven Birenbaum
  • Anthony Schlesinger and Anne Forward
  • Jill Schlesinger
  • Fred Schmeltzer
  • Barbara Schnitzler and William Finkelstein
  • Cynthia and Donald Scholl
  • Ira and Jody Schwartz
  • Second Star Foundation
  • Marianne and Dom Seddio
  • Frederic and Robin Seegal
  • Tracy and Eric Semler
  • Robert Serling
  • Andrew Shapiro
  • Melissa Kasper Shapiro and Stephen Shapiro
  • Dozie Sheahan
  • Kevin and Mariann Simms
  • Christine and Rob Smart
  • Anne and Rob Smith
  • Cheryl Sokolow of C Fine Art
  • Stacy Sonnenberg
  • Katja Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt
  • Annaliese Soros
  • Lisa Stamm Booher
  • Andrew and Patricia Steffan
  • Herbert J. and Marsha K. Stern
  • Cora Stoll
  • Rand, Emilie, and Ben Stoll
  • Elizabeth Strong-de Cuevas
  • Richard and Susan Sullivan
  • Rev. and Mrs. George and Lynn Summers
  • Tom Suozzi
  • Mike and Liz Sweeny
  • Kim Taipale and Nicole Miller
  • Taranto Family Foundation
  • John Taylor III
  • Lois Teich
  • Lenard and Fern Tessler
  • Barbara Traphagen
  • Peter and Laura Treadway
  • Peter and Irene Treiber
  • Etta Tuttle
  • George and Mary Gwen Halsey Tyda
  • Robert Uher
  • Diane Englander and Mark Underberg
  • Alice and Jack Van de Wetering
  • Glyn Vincent and Stacy Goodman
  • Beverly Vlcek
  • James Voss and Stephanie Joyce
  • Tom and Isabel Wacker
  • Cynthia Wainwright
  • Candace and Jonathan Wainwright
  • Andrew Walsh
  • Jerrell Watts
  • Lisa Donneson and Henry Weisburg
  • Howard Weiss
  • Marissa Wesely and Fred Hamerman
  • Gwen Whiting and James Dale
  • Sarah Chapelle Wiener and Sandy Wiener
  • Peter S. Wilson and Scott K. Sanders
  • Marie and Kenneth Wong
  • Caroline and Richard Yates
  • Patricia and Frederick Yosca
  • Lois and Andrew Zaro
  • Susan Kennedy Zeller
  • Donald and Barbara 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
  • Nancy K. Goell
  • 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
  • E. Blair McCaslin*
  • Mary Foster Morgan
  • Thomas Owen Morgan
  • John S. Norbeck
  • 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.


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, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, 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

296 Hampton Road
Southampton NY 11968


Southampton Office

296 NY-27A
Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-0235 (fax)

North Fork Stewardship Center

22600 Main Rd
Cutchogue, NY 11935
631-283-0235 (fax)

Quail Hill Community Farm

660 Old Stone Hwy
Amagansett, NY 11930
631-283-0235 (fax)

Bridge Gardens

36 Mitchell Ln
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
631-283-0235 (fax)
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