The Peconic Land Trust (PLT) was established in 1983 to conserve Long Island’s working farms, watersheds, woodlands, and beachfronts, and to protect the unique rural heritage and natural resources of the region. The Robins Island Foundation supports PLT’s efforts to protect clean drinking water and the integrity of coastal waters and estuaries that are central to community health and local economy.
Within the last decade, PLT’s focus has shifted to prioritize protecting land for food production and farming. Through the Farms for the Future Initiative, PLT seeks to protect farmland threatened by development and to increase the number of working through conservation tools and techniques that address the issues of farmland accessibility, affordability, and sustainability; buying, protecting, rebuilding and reselling farms to farmers; and developing and expanding their Farmland Leasing Program.
13,000 acres conserved
580 individual projects
91 nature preserves
6,000 acres of farmland conserved
3,200 acres of woodland conserved
1,900 acres of wetlands, upland and meadows conserved
1,100 acres of reduced density and other conservation