The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s mission is to conserve and steward lands and waters of the Mohawk and Hudson River Valleys for the benefit of people and the environment.
We have protected more than 12,500 acres of land in Albany, Schenectady, and Montgomery Counties. Our conservation work protects 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 connects communities to the benefits of nature by offering a calendar of free outdoor events and free year-round access to 22 public preserves for hiking, cross-country skiing, and other educational and recreational opportunities.
MHLC’s Strategic Planning Committee, Board, and Staff developed a new Strategic Plan that will guide the organization over the next five years. This plan has provided some updates to MHLC, including a new mission statement, a list of what we value, and four guiding principles for our work into 2026.
Guided by the plan, our work will focus on: Preservation, Stewardship, Organizational Capacity & Relationships, and Integrity & Equity. We are excited about this plan and our community's involvement to help move it forward through the coming years.
Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy’s intention is to preserve and act as stewards of the traditional lands of the Mohican people, now known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community located in Wisconsin, and the traditional lands of the Mohawk people. The nature of the Tenonanatche (Mohawk River) meaning a river flowing through a mountain and the Mahicannituck (Hudson River), meaning the river that flows both ways, and the resources they provide were important then, are important now and will always be important.
MHLC’s commitment to preserving these natural resources honors the legacy of the Mohican and Mohawk peoples as the stewards who nurtured this land since time immemorial. We honor and respect their historic and continuing dedication to taking care of the natural world and commit our efforts to making these lands a more inclusive and equitable environment for all.
To learn more about these communities, their history, and how to support them, please visit https://www.mohican.com and http://www.mohawkcommunity.com/home.html.
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, 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.