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Valentino Family Community Forest

The Valentino Family Com
munity Forest is located on Stuffle Street in Grafton, New York. This 416-acre parcel adds to an almost entirely connected 7-mile conserved corridor along the northwest escarpment of the Rensselaer Plateau, including sensitive wetlands, rocky outcroppings, deep forest, and spectacular views.

This project was made possible by a generous donation from Bill and Kay Valentino, a grant from the U.S. Forest Service Community Forest Program, The Nature Conservancy, the NYS Conservation Partnership Program, the NYS Environmental Protection Fund, and support from Forests Forever donors.

This Community Forest would not have been possible without the support of the local communities and the volunteers that make up the Community Forest Committee and the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance/Rensselaer Land Trust Trail Crew.

Want to learn more about Valentino Family Community Forest? Read all about it in this story from RPA's Red Eft Reader story hub. 

U.S. Forest Service Community Forest Program

Valentino Family Community Forest was funded in part by the U.S. Forest Service Community Forest Program. To learn more about the Community Forest designation under the grant, click here.

Help us be good neighbors!

We ask that you help us be good neighbors when visiting Valentino Family Community Forest. Be mindful of local speed limits, park only in the parking lots located off Stuffle Street, and follow all our posted Community Forest Rules. Thank you!


Photo: Nate Simms

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