Working together,
for future generations

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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 when visiting RPA's community forests and preserves. Learn more

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RPA announces success of Forests Forever Campaign for land conservation and stewardship!

Launched in 2021, the Forest Forever Campaign set out to raise 2 million dollars for acquiring important forestland on the Rensselaer Plateau and establishing an endowment for long-term land management and stewardship. We are so excited to share that our campaign exceeded its 2 million dollar goal! Learn more


Read the 2021 Annual Report / 2022 Newsletter Highlights

RPA's members and volunteers are literally at the heart of local conservation. This annual publication is our way of reflecting back just a sliver of the gratitude and stories that collect each year. Read the newsletter

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So many programs and outings!

There are so many events going on! From speaker series talks to Nature Book Club to mindful nature walks (and more!), we really hope you'll find something that interests you. For a complete, up-to-date list of programs and outings, visit our Events page


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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Keep up and share the latest news in the red eft reader!

Community conservation is built on passion, hard work, and some amazing stories. Stay up to date and share with your friends! Read the stories