The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance worked with the community to develop a Regional Conservation Plan and three accompanying user guides for landowners, municipalities and organizations. Through this work, extensive ecological information was collected to create maps and GIS data.
A 350-acre Community Forest is being established in the Town of Poestenkill. It will provide recreational access for Plateau residents and visitors, will serve as a demonstration area of best management practices for forest stewardship, and will provide other educational programs for adults and children.
Individuals landowners are key to long-term persistence of healthy forests on the Plateau. Through land conservation efforts and educational outreach, the RPA works towards helping landowners meet their various needs and goals in managing their lands.
The forests of the Rensselaer Plateau support a local forest economy which produces forest products such as hard and soft wood lumber, fire wood and maple syrup. You can support the benefits that forests provide and the local economy by buying local forest products.