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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RLT board members recently shared photographic evidence of wildlife in Rensselaer County. The bear tracks were found in the oh-so-persistent snow of the Rensselaer Plateau, the scavenging bald eagle was spotted near Cropseyville, and the barred owl, maybe one of Athena's, was a visitor to the Russell Sage campus in downtown Troy.

Your support helps us preserve habitat for wonderful animals like these. If you, too, are lucky enough to see them, please remember to observe them from a safe distance, for their safety and yours.

One of our board members jokingly credited his luck in wildlife sightings to his involvement with RLT. See our outings and events pages for many enjoyable ways to test his theory!