The Watershed Agricultural Council provides its participants with the expertise of the region’s top agriculture and forestry professionals, from county Soil & Water Conservation Districts and Cornell Cooperative Extensions to federal partners at the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency and U.S. Forest Service. Our own highly trained staff works in partnership with regional conservation groups, helping to grow grassroots support for our mission where common goals of working land and clean water overlap with the future needs of the region.

The Watershed Agricultural Council is funded in part by New York City Environmental Protection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Forest Service and other federal, foundation and private sources. The Council collaborates extensively with other agencies, nonprofits and businesses to achieve its goals and reach the watershed and City communities. Many of those organizations are listed below.

Federal Partners

United States Department of Agriculture

United States Environmental Protection Agency

United States Geological Survey

State Partners

American Farmland Trust

Empire State Forest Products Association

Land Trust Alliance

New York City Watershed Model Forest Network

New York FarmLink

New York Farm Viability Institute

New York Forest Owners Association

New York Logger Training

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

NYS Soil and Water Conservation Committee

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

NYS Federation of Resource Conservation & Development Area Councils


New York State Department of Health

New York Watershed Environmental Alliance – Lower Hudson

Office of the Governor of New York State

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Regional Partners

Agroforestry Resource Center

Catskill Center for Conservation and Development

Catskill Forest Association

Catskill Landowners Association

Catskill Mountain Foundation

Catskill Mountainkeeper

Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership

Catskill Streams

Catskill Watershed Corporation

Center For Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship

Clearpool Education Center

Common Ground Educational Consulting

Cornell Cooperative Extension

CCE of Delaware County

CCE of Dutchess County

CCE of Greene County

CCE of Putnam County

CCE of Schoharie County

CCE of Sullivan County

CCE of Ulster County

CCE of Westchester County

Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts

Lower Hudson/Long Island RC&D Council

Watershed Protection & Partnership Council


Bedford Audubon Society

Bedford Riding Lanes Association

Center For Northern Woodlands Education

Cornell Waste Management Institute

Dutchess Land Conservancy

Earthpledge Foundation

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County

Frost Valley YMCA

Glynwood Center

Golden’s Bridge Hounds

Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center

Hudson Valley Horse Source

Hudson Valley Quality Deer Management Association

Lewisboro Horsemen’s Association

Muscoot Farm

North Salem Open Land Foundation

North Salem Bridle Trails Association

Private Landowner Network

Putnam County Land Trust


Scenic Hudson

Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

Teatown Lake Reservation

The Nature Conservancy

Tilly Foster Farm

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Waterkeeper Alliance

Westchester Land Trust