Oblong Land Conservancy, Inc.

The Oblong Land Conservancy seeks to protect our community's ecological, scenic, historic, and recreational resources by working with landowners, developers, and government to conceive and implement programs to advance land preservation. Learn more about the Oblong's work, and how you can help preserve your community.

The Oblong Land Conservancy's focus of interest is Pawling and its environs located in the southeast corner of Dutchess county, New York, at the the borders of Putnam County and the state of Connecticut. It is an area rich in beautiful landscapes, clean water, large rural open spaces, extensive forests, working farms, and abundant plant and animal habitats. Our name "Oblong" is derived from the historic Oblong, a narrow 2 x 60 mile long tract of formerly disputed territory on the New York/Connecticut border. Pawling is recognized for its history, its unique ecological environments and for its natural beauty.


To become the premiere local resource for all land use and conservation related matters, to raise awareness of the need for conservation, to acquire or cause to be conserved, in perpetuity for the public benefit, open space resources in Pawling and environs and specifically critical environmental habitats. To maintain these habitats for the health and well being of all fauna and flora and to provide the future citizens of Pawling with the diversity of nature.


The Oblong Land Conservancy, a land trust, is dedicated to the conservation of appropriate open space resources in the Town of Pawling and its environs. It encourages the conservation of our community's ecological, agricultural, architectural, recreational, cultural, archaeological, scenic and historical resources by working with appropriate organizations and programs, and by providing educational resources to raise the public awareness of the need for conservation

The Conservancy will, as appropriate, accept and maintain conservation easements, purchase or improve land for conservation and public access purposes, accept gifts of land to preserve or resell, and support the local government in the protection of recreational, scenic, or ecologically sensitive land. The Conservancy will work with individual landowners and developers to advise and assist them in utilizing suitable methods for conserving their land's resources while seeking to optimize its economic value.

The Conservancy believes in the importance of long range community planning and will advocate economically sound planned development through education and active cooperation with local government and community groups.

The Conservancy believes that the public should enjoy the benefits of conserved land to the fullest extent practical and possible.

Contact Oblong Land Conservancy, Inc.

1 Memorial Ave
PO Box 601
Pawling, New York  12564-0601
Phone: (914) 855-5993
Fax: (914) 855-5993


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • New York

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