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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The Rensselaer Land Trust offers naming opportunities that allow you, your family, or your business to support our work while celebrating your commitment to conservation, public access to natural areas, and the greater public good.


Preserves– Rensselaer Land Trust is actively increasing the number of properties open to the public. Each preserve has unique features, and significant ecological, recreational, and educational value. Please inquire about specific properties available to be dedicated.

  • On-site signage/Dedication Plaque or Monument
  • Entrance to all events at Preserve
  • Dedication Ceremony with 10 minute presentation opportunity
  • Link on website



Bridge – Several Rensselaer Land Trust preserves include streams and rivers. Providing 4-season crossings opens up more preserved land for public access. 

  • On-site signage/plaque
  • Dedication Ceremony with 10 minute presentation opportunity
  • Link on website

Trail – Rensselaer Land Trust has a major trail building initiative taking place at most of our preserved properties. Trails have beautiful views, traverse special habitats, or lead to special places.

$1,000 - $5,000

Bench – There is nothing nicer that taking a rest during a walk in the woods on a bench that is perfectly placed to enjoy nature.


Kiosk – Information pavilions at preserve entrances provide essential information for visitors and provide an opportunity to highlight the contributions being honored.


Opportunities: Below is the list of the types of events and activities that Rensselaer Land Trust regularly engages in.

Clean-up workdays – throughout the year, we organize roadside and preserve clean-ups involving the Boy Scouts, fraternities, community group volunteers.

Historic Cemetery Restoration – volunteers work to restore a historic mid 19th century cemetery.

Trail Construction and Trail Work Days – we own 7 nature preserves and have opened up 378 acres to the public. Trail work and maintenance is done every year.

Tree and Native Plantings – Each year, we plant native trees and shrubs along various stream and river shorelines to promote soil retention and shaded fish water habitat.

Hoosic River Paddle – every summer we paddle over 8 miles on the Hoosic River. This is a very popular trip with over 40 boats participating.

Tomhannock Reservoir Clean-Up – the Tomhannock Reservoir provides fresh clean drinking water for over 125,000 people. Every year, we organize a spring shoreline clean-up.

Educational Hikes and Talks – yearly favorites include wildflower hikes, ecology hikes, mushroom identifications, and history hikes.

$1,000 Dedicated for 10 years

  • Logo at event annually
  • Link on website annually
  • Inclusion in Facebook and
  • Meet-up announcements
  • Inclusion in press releases and advertising
  • Free entrance to event for 4 people annually
  • Credit in newsletters and enews blast
  • Permission to distribute brochures at event annually

$250 Dedicated Once

  • Logo at event
  • Link on website
  • Inclusion in Facebook and Meet-up announcements
  • Inclusion in press releases and advertising
  • Free entrance to event for 4
  • Credit in newsletters and enews blast
  • Permission to distribute brochures at event


Rensselaer Land Trust reaches 515 conservation-minded households and 84 businesses and organizations in our newsletter mailings, 775 people through our monthly enews blasts, 7,600 people through our website monthly, 250 people through our Facebook and 125 people through our Meet-up page.

Contact at 518-659-5263 or by email.