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The Rensselaer Land Trust was an active partner with the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation in achieving Forest Legacy status for the Rensselaer Plateau in 2010. With this designation comes the possibility of funding to purchase conservation easements from interested landowners. In December, 2015, Congress granted $5.5 million to fund the preservation of 12,348 acres of working forest on the Rensselaer Plateau. A second application to fund more preservation is now under development. Additional project partners include the Hudson River Estuary Program and the Agricultural Stewardship Association.

To find out more about this initiative, please visit!forest‐legacy‐program/cnzt

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