Public Conservation Areas

We own and manage 10 Public Conservation Areas on 2,300 acres of land throughout the County. They are open to the public free of charge for year-round enjoyment. Click here for more information on individual Conservation Areas.  CLC holds public programs at its 10 Public Conservation Areas throughout the year. Check our Calendar for upcoming events.  You can learn about our stewardship of these natural areas by clicking here.

North Bay Project

CLC is working with the City of Hudson and Columbia County on the redevelopment of the North Bay landfill in Hudson as a recreation and natural area. This project will link the Greenport Public Conservation Area and the City of Hudson.  Click here to learn more.

Columbia County Outdoors Guide

The 120 page guidebook includes sections on boating, cycling, fishing, winter sports, and hiking in Columbia County. It provides descriptive highlights of 45 locations, includes a detailed map, address, parking, and rules for each property. For each activity, guest authors give an overview of opportunities and resources throughout the County. Proceeds benefit CLC’s conservation work.


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