Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy (MHLC) was founded in 1992 to protect the natural, scenic, agricultural and cultural landscapes of the Mohawk and Hudson River valleys.
We have protected more than 5,000 acres of land in Albany, Schenectady and Montgomery counties.
MHLC’s conservation work in the Capital Region offers many public benefits, including 18 public preserves for hiking, cross-country skiing and other educational and recreational opportunities. Additionally, our conservation lands protect natural resources to ensure clean water, clean air and working landscapes for farming and forestry for a healthier Capital Region for current residents and for future generations.
MHLC is a non-profit organization and an accredited land trust through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Through the Commission’s accreditation program, MHLC meets rigorous standards for land acquisition and internal policies and procedures to ensure sound legal transactions and land management and stewardship of our conservation and easement lands in perpetuity. Accredited land trusts must apply for reaccreditation every five years as a means of ensuring these standards and practices are upheld.
Land Trust Alliance Member for Collective Impact
MHLC is also a member of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA), a collective organization of land trusts across the nation, all dedicated to conserving special places. In the 2015 National Land Trust census, LTA reported that land trusts have conserved 56 million acres of land in the US, contributing to a significant collective impact for conservation and a healthier future for everyone.