Conserving Land • Protecting Resources
Since 1987

As of January 1, 2024, the Rensselaer Land Trust has merged with the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. For all questions regarding donations, events, land, or other matters, please visit or call 518-712-9211. For questions about the merger, use extension 101 to speak with Jim Bonesteel. You can expect a new name and logo for our merged organization by Spring / Summer 2024 and a new website by the end of the year!

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Rensselaer Land Trust (RLT) Awarded Re-Accreditation Renewal

YOUR LAND TRUST has been awarded re-accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission! With the support of our members, RLT has been able to continue to meet the highest national standards for excellence. In 2008 RLT participated in the Land Trust National Accreditation pilot program and was one of the first thirty-eight land trusts out of over 1,700 in the nation to receive National Accreditation status. This year marks our our third accreditation renewal period – an accomplishment you can be proud of during these challenging times –– Thank you for being our partner in land protection!

The accreditation seal represents RLT's commitment to our community and the land by maintaining fiscal accountability, ethical business practices, strong organizational leadership, and lasting stewardship of the lands we have conserved.

With 33 years of land conservation in Rensselaer County –– we are committed to continuing stewardship of our conservation easements, managing our nature preserves, and safeguarding the natural resources and beauty of Rensselaer County for you and future generations.