Wallkill Valley Land Trust Earns National Recognition
Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence

WVLT has renewed its land trust accreditation – proving that, as part of a network of over 450 accredited land trusts across the nation, it is committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in its conservation work.

We are a stronger organization than ever for having gone through the rigorous accreditation renewal process. Our strength means special places – such as the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary and Joppenbergh Mountain – will be protected forever, making this area an even greater place for us and future generations.” said Christie DeBoer, Executive Director.

Yellow text on aerial photo of the Nyquist Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary

The Wallkill Valley Land Trust provided extensive documentation and was subject to a comprehensive third-party evaluation prior to achieving this distinction. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded renewed accreditation, signifying its confidence that WVLT’s lands will be protected forever while utilizing best practices in sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance and lasting stewardship. Accredited land trusts now steward almost 20 million acres, the size of “Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island combined”.



Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Ulster County by conserving lands of scenic, agricultural, ecological, recreational, and cultural significance.

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