Watershed Agricultural Council

The Watershed Agricultural Council’s mission: To promote the economic viability of agriculture and forestry, the protection of water quality, and the conservation of working landscapes through strong local leadership and sustainable public-private partnerships

The Watershed Agricultural Council’s vision is to be a leader in conserving the agricultural and forestry landscape in the New York City Watershed region by promoting:

  • Agriculture and forestry as viable economic lifestyles in the watershed;
  • Efforts that protect water quality;
  • Implementation of management plans throughout the wide geography of the watershed on farms and forests of all sizes and types;
  • Utilization of a science-based approach to the application of Best Management Practices;
  • Land conservation through procurement and stewardship of agricultural and forestry easements;
  • Long-term financial stability for the organization;
  • Continued organizational and programmatic flexibility;
  • Responding to new needs as they arise; and
  • Cultivating positive cooperative relationships with stakeholders and partners.

The Watershed Agricultural Council’s values inherent in its pursuit of mission:

  • WAC balances the economic viability of agriculture and forestry with protecting water quality.
  • WAC advocates for natural resource conservation within the context of the working landscape.
  • WAC promotes comprehensive natural resource planning and best management practices.
  • WAC promotes the development of partnerships that serve to enhance its mission.
  • WAC strives to serve its clients well.
  • WAC actively promotes the economic viability and growth and development of agriculture and forestry.

Contact Watershed Agricultural Council

Contact Watershed Agricultural Council

Craig J. Cashman
Executive Director
33195 State Hwy 10
Walton, New York  13856-2159
Phone: (607) 865-7790 ext 103
Fax: (607) 865-4932


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Dutchess County, New York
  • Putnam County, New York
  • Westchester County, New York