History

Spencer Beaver Dam

Westchester Land Trust was founded in 1988 by a group of residents of Lewisboro and Bedford who were concerned about the increasing pace of development in their towns, and who wanted to take action to protect environmentally-important open space and the character of their communities.

Today Westchester Land Trust has grown into a truly countywide organization. We have protected land in 28 communities and continue to seek land preservation opportunities throughout the county.

Westchester Land Trust is based in Bedford Hills and has a staff of eight full-time and two part-time employees, and is governed by a Board of Directors, which meets quarterly. Westchester Land Trust is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.