Where We Work

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy (MHLC) conserves and connects communities in Albany, Montgomery, and Schenectady counties. Our name is inspired by the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers which run through these lands.

MHLC’s service area is situated between the Adirondack Park to the north and the Catskill Park to the south. We work with voluntary landowners to conserve properties located in between these larger conservation parks. With each piece of land we save and protect, we conserve more natural resources and we increase the connectivity of protected lands, linking together green spaces throughout New York State.

We also use climate science to identify resilient landscapes. This helps us identify and protect corridors and important habitats which promote wildlife movement across the Capital Region landscape. Visit our Climate Change page for more information on resilient landscapes and wildlife corridors.

Our conservation staff evaluates potential conservation projects by using a set of Conservation Criteria. We also look for properties near our Natural Areas of Interest and High Conservation Priority. MHLC prioritizes properties which benefit the public: by conserving open space with significant natural resources, wildlife habitats, significant viewsheds, culturally historic areas, working landscapes, and public access for a healthier Capital Region.