Hudson Highlands Land Trust

The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance. HHLT is dedicated to conserving this remarkable region forever—please join us!

HHLT is HIring . . .

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) seeks an Executive Director (starting Spring 2016) to be its leader, organizational spokesperson, and chief fundraiser. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that the organization builds and implements programs that advance its mission, secures the resources it needs to succeed, and uses the funds it raises efficiently and effectively.

See the full job description and/or apply here.


If you love someone who loves the highlands. . . we have the perfect gift! 

Book photo

Looking for a gift for someone special? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to something unique? Your search is over! Connecting: Celebrating the People and Places of the Hudson Highlands is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the Hudson Highlands. And, your purchase directly supports HHLT's work, ensuring that future generations will enjoy connections to the special places photographed in this beautiful book, just as we do now. It is truly the gift that gives twice! Priced at $85/book, it is available at Boscobel, Garrison Cafe, Putnam History Museum, Jones Farm, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and Storm King Adventure Tours or at HHLT's online store.

Signed Copies Available for a Limited Time
A limited supply of books signed by photographer Christine Ashburn is available at HHLT's office -- if you would like a signed copy, please act soon, these will only be available while they last. 


Discover 25 Treasures of the highlands: HHLT's 25th Anniversary Geocaching Adventure

Join the Hunt! Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting activity that uses GPS-enabled devices.  To find a treasure, hunters use GPS coordinates to locate the area in which the geocache container is hidden and then attempt to find it.  HHLT has created the 25 Treasures of the Highlands geocache series to celebrate the Hudson Highlands Land Trust's 25th Anniversary.

The 25 Treasures of the Highlands geocaches have all been placed to spotlight the region’s natural resources, history, and beauty.  Can you find them all?  First one to locate all 25 Treasures of the Highlands will receive a special prize!

Here's a printable list of coordinates and descriptions. You can also play along and interact with other geocachers on

A great way to ensure you know about all the activities and events we offer is to become a member. Membership is free and will guarantee that you receive invitations and announcements about everything that's going on at HHLT during this extra special year. Join now!

HHLT's Proposal to the Garrison Union Free School District Board of Education

On May 20, 2015, Andy Chmar, HHLT's Executive Director, made a presentation regarding the conservation of the Garrison School Forest to the GUFS Board of Education at their regular meeting. While about two dozen residents attended the meeting, several people have expressed interest in seeing the slides from the presentation. They are available here, along with a map, and an informational document that lays out the details and answers some questions related to the proposal that was prepared independantly by a Garrison School parent, Jill Corson Lake, who is interested in the project. Any Garrison School District residents wishing for more information on this proposal should feel free to contact the Land Trust. We are happy to answer questions.



HHLT Mission Area Map

Land Trust Alliance

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in 1989 under Section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of New York. A copy of our latest annual financial report may be obtained by writing to the Land Trust or to the NYS Attorney General's Office, Charities Bureau, Albany, NY 12231.


BBB Accredited Charity SealHudson Highlands Land Trust is an Accredited Better Business Bureau Charity Seal Holder, meeting its twenty Standards for Charity Accountability.