Our Mission

To promote the economic viability of agriculture and forestry, the protection of water quality, and the
conservation of working landscapes through strong local leadership and sustainable public-private partnerships.

Our Footprint

0% Farm Participation
0 acres of Managed Forest Land
0 Conservation Easement Acres
0 Pure Catskills Members

The Watershed Agricultural Council works with hundreds of farm and forest landowners in the NYC Watershed. Together, with our program participants, we have an expansive Conservation Footprint in the region. View the map here.

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News

WAC Program Updates

January 28, 2021 The Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) has been going through a critical transition period since the beginning of November 2020. Both the Council...

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The Watershed Agricultural Council is happy to ann The Watershed Agricultural Council is happy to announce our new Council Chair, Bud Gladstone. When asked about his new role, Gladstone stated: 

"We are very fortunate at the Watershed Agricultural Council to have many highly qualified, skilled and dedicated staff and partnering agencies that bring expertise and staff to support our programs. I view these challenging times as an opportunity for the Watershed Agricultural Council to continue as the leader in Land Stewardship in our Agricultural communities. Successful agricultural programs and farms bring growth and strength to our local economies.”

Read more at nycwatershed.org
It’s that time! Join @purecatskills today! It’s that time! Join @purecatskills today!
There’s no denying that 2020 was unlike any othe There’s no denying that 2020 was unlike any other year. But, on the positive side, we live and work in a beautiful region protecting NYC’s Water Supply. Check out our #topnine2020 🐮🌲💧 Here’s to a happy and healthy 2021!
"If we have learned anything this past year, it is "If we have learned anything this past year, it is the importance of community, the value of the natural world and the significance of rural economies. The Watershed Agricultural Council, like so many others, faced unprecedented challenges and unexpected transition in 2020 but met them with perseverance, commitment and compassion." Check out our 2020 Annual Report, link in bio.
It’s a cold, crisp, beautiful day in the NYC Wat It’s a cold, crisp, beautiful day in the NYC Watershed. After 30”+ of snow across the area, we are in a blanket of white. ❄️
There's still time to help! We are hoping that lik There's still time to help! We are hoping that like us, you are passionate about the farms and forests in the NYC Watershed region. Preserving and safeguarding our resources and way of life is vital. Your donation makes our work possible. (Link in bio) #GivingTuesday #NoFarmsNoFood
Join us Today #GivingTuesday 💧🌾🐮🌲 (lin Join us Today #GivingTuesday 💧🌾🐮🌲 (link in bio)
When we protect a farm, we preserve a way of life. When we protect a farm, we preserve a way of life. For generations, people in the Catskills have appreciated the rural character of the region's undeveloped landscape: a beautiful patchwork of farm and forestland run through with cool mountain streams. Join us as we protect farms, forests and clean water. Donate Today! #GivingTuesday (Link in bio)
Calf barn progress 🐮 Pathogens from calves are Calf barn progress 🐮 Pathogens from calves are kept out of our drinking water supply by best management practices like this. 
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#nycwatershed #nofarmsnofood #dairyfarm #protectingwaterquality #nycwater #catskills #farming
Talk about color explosion! What’s your favorite Talk about color explosion! What’s your favorite thing in the Fall Forest?🍁🍂 
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#mywoodlot #nycwatershed #forestry #wacforestry #fallcolors #autumn #leaves #trees
Fall in the NYC Watershed. The quickest and pretti Fall in the NYC Watershed. The quickest and prettiest time of year! 🍂🐓
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#nycwatershed #nofarmsnofood #farmlife #chickens #catskills #catskillmountains #fall

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