About Us

The Tomhannock Rural Land Campaign is an effort to preserve natural areas and farms around the Tomhannock Reservoir, which is the water supply for more than half the people in Rensselaer County. The campaign is a partnership of three organizations:

Rensselaer Land Trust


The mission of the Rensselaer Land Trust is to conserve the open spaces, watersheds and natural habitats of Rensselaer County for the benefit of our communities and future generations. For more than 33 years, we have conserved land in Rensselaer County through voluntary land protection agreements and land donations and purchases.

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance


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 importantly, water and air quality.

Agricultural Stewardship Association


The Agricultural Stewardship Association is a nonprofit, community-supported land conservancy dedicated to protecting local farmland from encroaching development. Since our founding in 1990, we have helped conserve 22,328 acres on 133 properties in Washington and Rensselaer counties in the Upper Hudson River Valley. Land conserved for agricultural purposes can never be used for housing developments or commercial development.