Conserving Land • Protecting Resources
Since 1987
 

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.

  • We’re very happy to have donated this easement and be working in partnership with Rensselaer Land Trust. We love this land, and it’s an important part of our legacy to ensure that our bit of the Rensselaer Plateau remains a friendly habitat to the frogs, salamanders, fish, woodcocks, pheasants, bobwhites, occasional bobcats, and all of the other wildlife. The easement also protects the history and future of the land and the barn by allowing responsible traditional use of the fields, forest, and structures.” Bill and Teresa Holliday, Ridgeline Conservation Easement, Stephentown.
  • I have always loved the natural world and rarely a day goes by these days when I do not walk at least two miles in the woods. As a commercial appraiser I saw firsthand the pressures that development places upon the ecology and aesthetics of the landscapes that surround us. I realized that, without some type of intervention, this trend is a one way street. Strategic protection of land is one of the best legacies we can leave for future generations.” Paul Schroeder, volunteer and member.
  • Why do I volunteer for Rensselaer Land Trust? I love Rensselaer County and consider it – all of its green spaces, lakes, woods, and hills – one of the region’s greatest gems. When we moved here 25 years ago from Albany County we thought Rensselaer County was the best-kept secret in the Capital District. Since then, we’ve watched the population grow by leaps and bounds, and the number of subdivisions and commercial areas soar. I want to use my skills to help protect as many of the rural and wilderness areas of the county as possible – for me, for my children, and for the unborn generations to come. This place is too gorgeous to lose.” Beth Schroeder, volunteer and member.
  • 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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