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Partnership for Manageable Growth

The Partnership for Manageable Growth (PMG) program 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, and including acreage from pending projects, the program has helped protect 6,321 acres of farmland and open space in Dutchess County. The PMG program has also provided partial funding for two municipal infrastructure projects to support existing centers. 

Partnership for Manageable Growth Call for Projects Now Open
The Dutchess County Planning Board is accepting applications for farmland, open space, and pocket park projects. To apply and for more information on the PMG program, please refer to the following application guidelines

 

Map of Completed and Awarded PMG Farmland/Open Space/Infrastructure Projects (May 2022) (.pdf)

Protected Farmland

  • Abel Tree Farm: 188-acre Christmas tree and nursery operation in Union Vale
  • Bos Haven Farm: 177-acre dairy farm in Union Vale and Washington
  • Brookby Farm: 49-acre dairy farm in Dover
  • Caora Farm: 79-acre sheep farm in North East
  • Chaseholm Farm: 175-acre dairy farm in Pine Plains
  • Destined Wind Farm: 233-acre transitioning dairy farm in Amenia
  • Duncandale Farm: 168-acre hay operation in North East
  • Dutchess Views Farm: 80-acre thoroughbred breeding and boarding facility in Pine Plains
  • Fishkill Farms: 266-acre orchard, vegetable farm, and market in East Fishkill
  • Glendale Farm: 283-acre dairy farm in Amenia
  • Glenmore Farm: 519-acre livestock, hay and dairy operation in the towns of Clinton and Pleasant Valley (408 acres is protected)
  • Great Song Farm: 88-acre diversified farm operation in Milan
  • Greig Farm: 160-acre fruit and vegetable farm in the Town of Red Hook
  • Linden Farms: 234-acre vegetable farm in the Town of Red Hook
  • Locust Grove Farm: 67-acre dairy farm in Pleasant Valley
  • Manne Farm: 38-acre dairy farm in East Fishkill
  • McIntosh Farm: 304-acre former dairy and current hay operation in Beekman
  • Mead Farm: 100-acre fruit orchard and vegetable farm in the Town of Red Hook
  • Mead Orchards: 82-acre orchard in the Town of Red Hook
  • Meili Farm: 115-acre livestock operation in Amenia
  • Pleasant View Farm: 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 former dairy and current hay, beef, and corn operation in East Fishkill
  • Speeter/Jordan Lane Farm: 156-acre hay and rye operation in Pine Plains
  • Steiner Farm: 228-acre farm in the breadbasket of the Town of Red Hook
  • Sunset Ridge: 182-acre dairy farm in North East
  • Wil-Hi Farm: 16-acre sheep farm in the Town of Red Hook

Protected Open Space

  • Carnwath Farms: 95-acre site overlooking the Hudson River in Wappinger
  • Cider Mill Friends: 1-acre restoration of the historic Kimlin Cider Mill in the Town of Poughkeepsie
  • Forbus Butternut: 1/2-acre surrounding the formerly largest butternut tree in NY in the City of Poughkeepsie
  • Hiddenbrooke: 89-acre public trail system in the City of Beacon
  • Peach Hill: 158-acre former orchard in the Town of 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 in Dover
  • Young-Morse: 29-acre addition to Locust Grove estate public trail system in the Town of Poughkeepsie

Pending Protected Farmland

  • Cedar Ridge Farm: 247.5-acre broodmare boarding and foaling operation for New York State-bred thoroughbreds in Pine Plains
  • Hahn Farm: 99-acre livestock, hay, corn, and vegetable operation in Pleasant Valley   
  • Heritage Acres: 105-acre vegetable and apple operation in East Fishkill
  • Meadowland Farm: 116-acre fruit, vegetable, and Christmas tree operation with grazing and hay fields in Clinton
  • Obercreek Farm: 144-acre fruit, vegetable, and hay operation in the Town of Wappinger
  • Primrose Hill Farm: 108-acre Christmas tree farm and agroforestry operation in Clinton

Pending Protected Open Space

  • Seven Wells Property: 170-acre woodland and ecologically sensitive ravine adjacent to Dover Stone Church Preserve in Dover
  • Bennett College Property: 32-acre property with rich historical and cultural background, and future plans to become a public park in the Village of Millbrook

Completed Infrastructure Projects

  • Pawling Wastewater Treatment Plant

Pending Infrastructure Projects

  • Hyde Park Central Sewer District