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!

ingalls1The Rensselaer Land Trust has conserved over 1,200 acres in Rensselaer County acres in Rensselaer County. These include eight public preserves which you can visit year round. There are also 15 easements and preserves which are on private land or have limited access due to fragility of the environment. We provide outings to many of these areas on a regular basis. See our outings schedule for details.

We can provide great new outdoor recreation opportunities at our public preserves. Our other conserved acres provide very important benefits: protecting rare plants and environments such as fens, providing wildlife habitat, protecting streams and water quality for citizens of Rensselaer County. Conserved lands help Rensselaer County to develop resilience against climate changes and storm events.

Explore our Preserves