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 www.rensselaerplateau.org 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!

Below find testimonials from visitors and volunteers who have explored and contributed to the Rensselear Land Trust over the years. Click the pagination buttons to cycle through them.

  • For the last 35 years we have enjoyed walking, skiing, snowshoeing and animal watching in our woods. We are very satisfied knowing that this land will always be protected so others, in the near and distant future, will have the same enjoyment." John and Linda Gowdy, Colehamer Road Conservation Easement, Poestenkill.
  • Volunteer and member Steve Longtin recently commented about being on Rensselaer Land Trust’s Acquisitions Committee: “It’s a nice thing to do for the land trust, it does not require a lot of time, and I get out and see new parts of the county – it’s a win-win for everyone!”
  • Successful protection of farmland is critical to the future of Rensselaer County. We appreciate the opportunity to preserve this land whose scenic beauty and passive recreational use we have enjoyed for more than 45 years. Now is the time to protect these important resources. Farms are being converted to other uses to accommodate the county’s rise in population at the expense of food production, wildlife habitats and open space. We have chosen to make Rensselaer County our home for 53 years.” Gerald and Shirley Dunn, Shadbush Hill Conservation Easement, Schodack.
  • Several neighbors have already told me how happy they are that I put the land in conservation easement. I’m glad that many of my neighbors seem to share my appreciation for how beautiful the area is and want to maintain it that way rather than see it developed.” Alice LeBlanc, Randall Creek Conservation Easement, Stephentown.
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