preserving open space in ulster county
to benefit present and future generations


In August 1994, Peter Bienstock donated the Open Lands Partnership Easement, 130 acres, in the Town of Lloyd. This easement covers a whole mountain side and includes part of the Pine Hole Bog watershed.  It was part of a five lot development, and is in the significant watershed of Black Creek, thus the protection of this land protects water quality and wildlife for the area. The topography yields special habitats as well.


The Illinois Mountain Easement is in the Town of Lloyd. It encompasses 47 acres, and was donated to the Wallkill Valley Land Trust by Peter Bienstock in June 1998. Immediately upon the closing of that transaction, WVLT placed an easement on the property and gave the land to the Town of Lloyd for a future park. In addition to being a future park, this property preserves water quality as it is within the watershed of the Town of Lloyd’s reservoirs.