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Partnership for Manageable Growth Program (PMG)

Planning and Development
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner

 

Created in 1999, the Partnership for Manageable Growth helps protect important agricultural and open space resources. The program provides a locally funded match for land preservation purchase up to 50% of the total project cost. Since its inception, the program has helped to protect almost 4,000 acres of farmland and open space in Dutchess County.
 

Map of Completed Projects (.pdf) [2 MB]
 

Protected Farmland:

  • Abel Tree Farm:  188-acre Christmas tree and nursery operation in Union Vale
  • Bos Haven: 177-acre dairy farm in Union Vale and Washington
  • Fishkill Farms:  266-acre orchard, vegetable farm and market in East Fishkill
  • Greig Farm:160-acre vegetable farm in Red Hook
  • Linden Farms: 234-acre vegetable farm in Red Hook
  • Manne Farm: 38-acre dairy farm in East Fishkill
  • McIntosh Farm: 304-acre former dairy and current hay operation in Beekman
  • Mead Farm:100-acres of fruit orchard and vegetable farm in Red Hook
  • Mead Orchards: 82-acres of orchard in Red Hook
  • Pleasant View: 260-acre dairy farm and hay operation in North East
  • Pulver Farm: 172-acre corn, hay and soybean farm in Pine Plains
  • Silver Ledge Farm: 401-acre farm in East Fishkill
  • Great Song Farm: 88-acre farm in Milan
  • Steiner Farm: 228-acre farm in the breadbasket area of Red Hook
  • Sunset Ridge: 182-acre dairy farm in North East
  • Wil-Hi Farm: 16-acre sheep farm in Red Hook
     

Protected Open Spaces:

  • Carnwath Farms: 95-acre site overlooking the Hudson River in Wappinger
  • Forbus Butternut: 1/2-acre surrounding formerly largest butternut tree in NY
  • Hiddenbrooke: 89-acre public trail system
  • Locust Grove: 29-acre addition to Young Morse estate public trail system
  • Peach Hill: 158-acre former orchard in Poughkeepsie
  • Rhineson: 72-acre public park in the Town and Village of Rhinebeck
  • Stone Church: 59-acre woodland, naturally-formed cavern and Stone Church Brook
  • Caora Farm: 79-acre sheep farm in North East
  • Chaseholm Farm: 175-acre dairy farm in Pine Plains
  • Duncandale Farm: 168-acre hay operation in North East
  • Locust Grove Farm: 167-acre dairy farm in Pleasant Valley
     

Pending Protected Farms:

  • Caora Farm: 79-acre sheep farm in North East
  • Chaseholm Farm: 175-acre dairy farm in Pine Plains
  • Duncandale Farm: 168-acre hay operation in North East
  • Locust Grove Farm: 67-acre dairy farm in Pleasant Valley

 

 

 


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