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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Simonson prop 1960 Town located in: Nassau

Number of acres: 154.3 acres

Protected since 2008

The donated 154.3 acre Mashodack Road Conservation Easement property is privately owned and is not open to the public. The property contains agricultural fields, working woods, several ponds, a small wetland and numerous natural springs. It is a working farm with hay fields. The protected conservation values of the property are its agricultural viability and productivity; water quality of its natural springs, ponds, streams and wetlands; landscape‐scale conservation and reduction of land fragmentation; conservation of productive forests; and the property’s scenic and open space resources. The conservation easement provides for the following zones with each zone containing different restrictions: farmstead/residential zone, forest zone, agricultural zone, wetland zones, and buffer zones.

Simonson prop 1967   Simonson prop 1971   Simonson prop 1979