The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance. HHLT is dedicated to conserving this remarkable region forever—please join us!

hHLT welcomes new outreach and Events manager

Ashley RauchWe are delighted that Ashley Rauch will be joining the Hudson Highlands Land Trust staff as our Outreach and Events Manager. Ashley has worked in development and communications for a number of local environmental non-profits, most recently Glynwood and Bedford 2020.



hHLT educational forum: Conservation subdivisions and the open space overlay

On February 5, 2018, HHLT held an educational forum entitled Conservation Subdivisions and the Open Space Overlay. Although the forum was designed to deepen Philipstown residents’ understanding of their town’s open space protections, we believe that the materials presented may be of use to other municipalities who are facing similar decisions and are making it available here.

Conservation Subdivisions and the Open Space Overlay presentation

Philipstown Comprehensive Plan

Philipstown Natural Resource and Open Space Plan

Philipstown Zoning Code

Philipstown Zoning Maps

Open Space Index revised June 2016 – Adopted September 7, 2017


hHLT receives hudson river grants for projects on both sides of the river

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) was recently awarded two separate grants for important conservation work on both sides of the Hudson River: $15,000 from the Hudson River Valley Greenway for public access improvements to its Granite Mountain Preserve in Putnam Valley (Putnam County), and $49,300 from New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program to assist the Towns of Cornwall and Blooming Grove (Orange County) prepare Open Space Inventories.(more)


learn about GRANITE MOUNTAIN PRESERVE, a legacy landscapes project.

Red eftHHLT recently acquired three adjoining parcels totaling 358 acres to create the Granite Mountain Preserve in the Town of Putnam Valley. This project will provide residents with a large connected natural area in the heart of the town that will serve as both public park and preserve. The Granite Mountain Preserve will offer many opportunities for passive recreation including hiking, birding and cross-country skiing along a network of scenic, well-defined trails. The Preserve will also serve to protect important natural resources, including wildlife and plant habitat, and water quality.

For more information, visit the Granite Mountain Preserve web page.


Know someone who loves the highlands? we have the perfect gift! 

Book photo

Looking for a gift for someone special? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to something unique? Your search is over! Connecting: Celebrating the People and Places of the Hudson Highlands is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the Hudson Highlands. And, your purchase directly supports HHLT's work, ensuring that future generations will enjoy connections to the special places photographed in this beautiful book, just as we do now. It is truly the gift that gives twice! Priced at $85/book, it is available at HHLT's office or at HHLT's online store.

Signed Copies Available while they last...
A limited supply of books signed by photographer Christine Ashburn is available at HHLT's office -- if you would like a signed copy, please act soon, these will only be available while they last. 



HHLT Mission Area Map

Land Trust Alliance

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in 1989 under Section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of New York. A copy of our latest annual financial report may be obtained by writing to the Land Trust or to the NYS Attorney General's Office, Charities Bureau, Albany, NY 12231.


BBB Accredited Charity SealHudson Highlands Land Trust is an Accredited Better Business Bureau Charity Seal Holder, meeting its twenty Standards for Charity Accountability.