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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The East of Hudson Program has been working with p The East of Hudson Program has been working with participants in the Croton Watershed to provide technical assistance for farm implemented projects designed to enhance farm resiliency, improve production and protect water quality. Learn more in our 2021 Annual Report. Link in Bio.
Learn about Forestry Best Management Practices bei Learn about Forestry Best Management Practices being used while logging in the NYC Watershed. Follow Randy Kelly as he discusses the process he followed in coordination with WAC stewardship and forestry staff to sustainably harvest timber on his eased property. Watch the video to learn more!
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Conservation Easements by definition are perpetual Conservation Easements by definition are perpetual. Stewarding the land is a role that never ends, both for our staff and for our landowners. The Watershed Agricultural Council Stewardship staff had another busy year working closely with current easement landowners, and an influx of new easement landowners to process multiple and unique reserved rights requests. Read more in our 2021 Annual Report. Link in Bio.
The Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) is please The Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) is pleased to present the 2021 Annual Report, filled with our greatest accomplishments amidst the most challenging times. We hope it brings you joy to read about the many conservation successes achieved this year. With the unwavering commitment of many including the WAC’s Board and staff, we not only survived incredible fiscal challenges and leadership transitions, but rose to the occasion and triumphed. 
Read more at:  www.nycwatershed.org/2021-annual-report/
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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: beautiful farm and forestland patched together with cool mountain streams.

Join us today as we protect farms, forests and clean water by donating online at:
nycwatershed.org/donate (link in bio)

Thank you for supporting the Watershed Agricultural Council's mission of promoting the economic viability of agriculture and forestry, the protection of water quality, and the conservation of working landscapes for generations to come! 
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Another gorgeous fall day 🍂 . . #nycwatershed # Another gorgeous fall day 🍂
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Happy National Farmers Day! Everyday we are thankf Happy National Farmers Day! Everyday we are thankful for the hard working farm families in the region. Today was perfect in the NYC Watershed! 
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The sun is shining, the leaves are brilliant and c The sun is shining, the leaves are brilliant and crops are being harvested. It’s a gorgeous day in the NYC Watershed! 🍁
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