The Peconic Land Trust conserves Long Island's working farms, natural lands, and heritage for our communities now and in the future. Since 1983, the Trust has been assisting landowners and communities in the protection of land through conservation planning, the acquisition of land, development rights, and conservation easements through gift and purchase, as well as the stewardship of protected land. Peconic Land Trust has completed more than 500 public and private conservation projects, resulting in the protection of more than 12,000 acres of land on Long Island.
The Peconic Land Trust staff will incorporate the tools and statewide program of Farmland for a New Generation New York to assist existing and new farm operations on Long Island. The program will be integrated with the Trust's Farms for the Future Initiative, which actively seeks to not only protect farmland - particularly that which is threatened by development - but to also grow the resource. Peconic Land Trust's primary objectives are to (1) explore and refine a new set of conservation tools and techniques that address the issues of farmland accessibility, affordability, and sustainability; (2) buy, protect, rebuild, and resell farms to farmers; and (3) develop and expand their Farmland Leasing Program.