Welcome to
Rondout-Esopus Land Conservancy

Rondout-Esopus Land Conservancy is a nonprofit trust that works with landowners to protect and preserve land in Ulster County, New York for the enjoyment of current and future generations. 

 
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Our Volunteer-Run Organization

Our volunteer-run organization provides information to landowners interested in the conservation process and facilitates, monitors and defends existing RELC easements.

 
 

 

Working with RELC has developed a positive outlook on the preservation process.

–Past RELC President, Walter Levy and Gene Moncrief 

 

 
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Land Easements

As of 2017

The Rondout-Esopus Land Conservancy holds easements on 50 properties in the towns of: 

MARBLETOWN

ROCHESTER

ROSENDALE

ESOPUS

HURLEY

OLIVE

SAUGERTIES

SHANDAKEN

WAWARSING

RELC holds 50 easements covering 4000 acres of historic farmland, waterways, natural forests, and other open space from the Shawangunk Ridge to the Esopus Creek. 

 
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Explore

Learn more about what Rondout-Esopus Land Conservancy is doing in your community and how you can help.

 
 
 
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Donate

Help us keep our open country land productive and beautiful. 

Rondout-Esopus Land Conservancy is committed to preserving the open space of our watersheds and protecting biodiversity for the benefit of all. Whether or not you have land to preserve you can contribute to our mission.