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Peconic Land Trust is continuously working to protect our beautiful Long Island and to connect people to the land.

Founded in 1983, Peconic Land Trust conserves Long Island’s working farms, natural lands, and heritage. Since the beginning, we have worked conscientiously with landowners, communities, municipalities, partner organizations, and donors, to conserve over 12,000 acres of land on Long Island.

The Peconic Land Trust does not collect or distribute Community Preservation Funds from the 2% real estate transfer tax. We depend on private contributions to do our conservation work.

Long Island's Working Farms

Long Island’s agricultural heritage dates back thousands of years when Native Americans began growing the Three Sisters (corn, beans, and squash) in rich, productive soils. Today, farms produce hundreds of products, employ thousands of workers, and feed millions of people. Peconic Land Trust works to ensure that our family farms remain productive and that our local communities have access to healthy food now and in the future.

Children eating bell peppers among the crops

photo by Raine Heidenberg-Rollner

Interested in visiting some of the local farmer's markets and farmstands? Visit our Places to Visit Page.

To learn more about our work with the local farming community, visit our Farms for the Future Initiative pages.

Long Island's Wetlands

Wetlands are a critical part of our natural environment. They protect our shores from wave action, reduce the impacts of floods, absorb pollutants and improve water quality. They provide habitat for animals and plants and many contain a wide diversity of life, supporting plants and animals that are found nowhere else.

Dam Pond in East Marion

Dam Pond, East Marion

Interested in visiting some of the wetlands on Long Island? Explore our Places to Visit Page to learn more about different places to paddle, kayak or take a walk by the water.

Long Island's Woodlands

Our woodlands - with their diversity of trees and plant life - provide a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. These lofty forests also provide critical habitat for native and migratory wildlife and are an important part of protecting our drinking water resources.

Trees with yellow leaves at Silver Beech Preserve

Silver Beech Preserve, Amagansett

Interested in exploring some of the woodlands protected by the Peconic Land Trust on Long Island? Explore our Places to Visit Page to learn more about different places to hike, walk or simply sit and enjoy.

To learn more about our work in protecting drinking water resources through the conservation of woodlands under a new grant program with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, visit our Regional Aquifer Protection Land Acquisition Program page.

Support the Peconic Land Trust
Peconic Land Trust needs your support to protect the working farms, natural lands, and heritage of Long Island.