preserving open space in ulster county
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Jewett Farm, Town and Village of New Paltz

The Jewett Family Farm, covering some 104 acres and located on Huguenot Street in New Paltz, has been owned by the family since 1909. By the 21st century the family was no longer farming, but the property was leased for hay and corn.

In collaboration with the Open Space Institute, the Wallkill Valley Land Trust completed a nearly $1 million dollar campaign to protect both the Jewett Family Farm and the adjacent Khosla Farm (see next page). This was known as the Two Farms Campaign. Land preservation agreements were purchased to protect the historic landscape, the valuable soils, the total of nearly one mile of frontage along the Wallkill River, and the iconic views of the Shawangunk Ridge from Huguenot Street. This land preservation agreement was completed early in 2007. As of 2015, it is now monitored solely by the Wallkill Valley Land Trust.