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Recreational Activities Beckon
Many recreational activities are enjoyed on the Plateau. Consider doing some birding, cross country
skiing, cycling (road or mountain bike), atv riding, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting,
paddling, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, swimming, or trail running. Join in on some more organized events
such as biathlons, orienteering, triathlons or running races. The Plateau is the perfect place to play,
or simply take in the pleasure of a quiet walk.
Recreational activities bring value to the community in and of themselves, and they also bring enthusiasts
who stop at the local stores, restaurants and other businesses, supporting the local economy.
Please help us to conserve the forests of the Rensselaer Plateau that provide many benefits such as:
The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA), established in 2006, is a diverse group of organizations and
people who want to conserve and protect the forested character of the Rensselaer
Plateau and the many economic and environmental benefits it provides. A grassroots
organization, the RPA is people living in the area who share a common interest in
ensuring that future generations will experience and value the many benefits of the
Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc. is a New York State Not for Profit Corporation. We are tax exempt under section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions, donations and membership dues paid to the RPA since October 6, 2008
are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
About the Plateau
About the RPA
About Resources for Landowners
About Recreational Opportunities
Join us for
A Grand Celebration
Feb 15th 2014.
RSVP Online, or
Use the Mail-in Form.
Rensselaer Plateau Regional Conservation Plan User Guides
Released Oct, 2013
Our Vision Statement.
Adopted June 2010.
- Rensselaer Land Trust
- Friends of the Dyken Pond Center
- Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park
- Grafton Trail Riders
- Mohawk-Hudson Cycling Club
- The Nature Conservancy
- The Conservation Fund
- Babcock Lake Estates
- The Trust for Public Land
- The Village of East Nassau
- Berlin Mountain Fish & Game Club
- New York Forest Owners Association (CDC)
- Audubon New York
- Black River Raiders
- Spring Lake Association
- Trout Unlimited (Home-Waters Chapter)
- Northeastern Cave Conservancy
- New York Flora Association
- Agricultural Stewardship Association
- Hoosic River Watershed Association
- Taconic Hiking Club
- Friends of Cherry Plain State Park
- Capital Region Nordic Alliance
- Saratoga Mountain Bike Association
- Greater Stockport Creek Watershed Alliance
- SKYHIGH Adventures
- Sidney Albert Albany JCC
- Regional Plan Association
- Albany Area Amateur Astronomers
- Wyomanock Center
- Graftonondack Outfitters
- Dynamic Sport Adventures
Wildlands and Woodlands
Hudson River Watershed Alliance
New York Forest Owners Association (CDC)
Land Trust Alliance
Empire State Future
The Rensselaer Plateau Alliance works with the community to promote and facilitate the
conservation of the Rensselaer Plateau’s undeveloped and unfragmented forests and other
ecologically important areas. These possess many significant natural features and provide
many benefits including natural habitats for plants and animals; forest products, recreation
and most important, water and air quality.
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