Working together,
for future generations

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Watch the short film about the Forests Forever Campaign for land conservation and stewardship!

Launched in 2021, the Forest Forever Campaign will raise 2 million dollars in a three-year active campaign. The campaign will support the acquisition of important forestland on the Rensselaer Plateau and establish an endowment for long-term land management and stewardship. Learn more

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Winter Birds of the Rensselaer Plateau with Rich Guthrie

In the December lecture, Rich Guthrie, a birder for over 60 years, discusses the birds we might expect to see on the Rensselaer Plateau during the winter months. Learn more

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Hunting Season Safety

Deer hunting season in our part of New York State has begun, and limited hunting is allowed on some RPA lands. Learn how to stay safe if you visit RPA's community forests and preserves. Learn more

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RPA announces Forests Forever Campaign for land conservation and stewardship!

Launched in 2021, the Forest Forever Campaign will raise 2 million dollars in a three-year active campaign. The campaign will support the acquisition of important forestland on the Rensselaer Plateau and establish an endowment for long-term land management and stewardship. Learn more

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December Mindful Walk

We invite you to slow down and engage with nature in the present moment, experiencing it through all your senses. All are welcome! Learn more

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Nature Book Club

You are warmly invited to RPA's new Nature Book Club, with Rama Hamarneh, PhD. The book club provides a space to discuss books related to nature, together as a community! Learn more 

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Dorothy's Equal Access Trail

A new ADA-compliant nature trail at Poestenkill Community Forest, Dorothy's Trail allows people from all walks of life to enjoy time in nature. Learn more 

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Good News!

RPA's 2020 Newsletter Highlights & 2019 Annual Report is here! Check out all the great stories. Learn more