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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vanderheydenJohn B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve Established

On Friday, December 23, the Staalesen family donated 23.6 acres in Troy's Vanderheyden neighborhood in honor and memory of the late John B. Staalesen. The Wynantskill Creek flows through the property and it is one of the few natural areas remaining in the City of Troy. We are thrilled to own this new preserve and will be preparing it for the public in 2012! Read more about the John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve that your support has helped make possible.