Great Swamp, A Conservation Strategy

The Great Swamp, stretching nearly 20 miles across five municipalities from Southeast to Dover is one of New York’s largest wetlands and lies at the heart of a 62,500 watershed in the Harlem Valley and extends over parts of Dutchess and Putnam Counties in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut.  This ecological treasure was the subject of an extensive collaborative conservation strategy that culminated in 1999 with the publication of a report by The Nature Conservancy.

 The conservation of the Great Swamp is a key objective of the Oblong Land Conservancy and we, including Sibyll Gilbert, were one of the many participants in this collaborative effort.  The report "The Great Swamp - A Watershed Conservation Strategy" is available here.  You can also learn more on The Nature Conservancy Website here.