|Natural Areas of Rensselaer County, NY|
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In 2002 the RLT (then the R-TLC), along with the Environmental Clearing House of Schenectady, published Natural Areas of Rensselaer County New York edited by Glen Martin and written by Claire Schmitt, an R-TLC member, with assistance from R-TLC directors Norton Miller, Jack Keenan, Bill Niemi, and Warren Broderick.
This book describes 35 Natural Areas of Rensselaer County most of which are open to the public for hiking and other recreational activities. Each of these areas includes a description, a computer-generated map, and often a brief history, as well as ownership information and cautions. The book contains numerous historical photographs related to these areas and includes a first-ever Natural History of the County. It also includes a chapter on back roads suitable for leisurely walking.
Here are the areas described in the book:
You can purchase the Natural Areas book at Market Block Books, 290 River St, Troy NY 12180.
The following pages are sample areas listed in the first edition of Natural Areas of Rensselaer County New York. These areas and new areas as well will be included in the revised edition.