BBTT Farm -- Stuyvesant, Columbia County

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 -- Anonymous (not verified)

In August 2008, Scenic Hudson protected 114 acres critical to the success of this multigenerational dairy farm

View of BBTT Farm.Robert Rodriguez, Jr. The property supports the farm's heifer and calf operation and contributes to the production of grain, silage and hay—both critical to the success of this multigenerational 300-cow dairy. Seventy-five percent of the land is in agricultural production, with 62 percent of the soils designated either U.S. Department of Agriculture Prime Farmland or Soils of Statewide Significance. Our purchase of development rights to this property is the third such transaction the farm's owners have engaged in, bringing to 440 acres the land preserved on this mainstay of Stuyvesant's agriculture-based economy. Since Scenic Hudson initiated plans to conserve a "critical mass" of working farms in the town in 2000, we've safeguarded more than 2,700 acres encompassing nine farms. Additional farmland in Stuyvesant has been preserved by the Columbia Land Conservancy, Open Space Institute and The Nature Conservancy. The purchase is part of Scenic Hudson's collaborative campaign to Save the Land that Matters Most, protecting 65,000 acres of great scenic, ecological and agricultural significance.

Project highlights

  • Adds to "critical mass" of working, taxpaying farms protected in southern Columbia County
  • Safeguards scenic views

Location

To view BBTT Farm property in relation to other nearby protected lands, download this map (pdf, 799k)

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