Conserving Land • Protecting Resources
Since 1987

black river1Town located in: Stephentown

Number of acres: 12 acres

Protected since 1992

The Black River Conservation Easement property is privately owned by two different families and is open to the public by prearranged special permission from the landowners and Rensselaer Land Trust only for scientific and educational conservation purposes, fishing, hiking, and swimming. It is a donated 12 acre forever wild conservation easement in Stephentown. The property borders the Black River and is primarily covered by hemlock/northern hardwood forest on steep slopes. The ruins of a sawmill foundation and sluiceway can be seen. This easement prohibits development, mining, dumping, pipelines, and motorized vehicles.

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