Resources and Publications
If you are interested in finding a land trust closer to you, exploring other ways to save special places, or if you would like to expand your knowledge of land conservation, please check out the List of Resources that MHLC has put together.
Please feel free to contact MHLC by email, phone, or mail with any questions, concerns, or comments you have.
Here you will find links to other organizations and partners who we think you would enjoy learning about, many of them offer great resources for learning more about conservation locally and nationally:
Land Trust Alliance: Information and resources about land protection.
Landis Arboretum: MHLC Partner working to preserve and steward the land in our community.
Pine Hollow Arboretum: Trees in a Natural Environment
Albany Pine Bush Preserve : One of the best remaining examples of an inland pine barrens ecosystem in the world.
Saratoga PLAN : Preserving the rural character, natural habitats and scenic beauty of Saratoga County.
Rensselaer Land Trust : Conserving the open spaces, watersheds, and natural habitats of Rensselaer County.
Sierra Club: National environmental news and issues.
Leave No Trace: Individual practices for maintaining the life of our natural areas.
Helderberg Escarpment Planning Guide
The Conservancy published the Helderberg Escarpment Planning Guide in February 2002. The Helderberg Escarpment is a major focus for the Conservancy; the Guide provides for the first time a comprehensive study of the environment in a 60 square mile area on and near the Escarpment — a solid foundation for the Conservancy’s Strategic Acquisitions Program.
Developed over a ten-year period by an award-winning committee, the 257-page Guide examines the geology, soils, hydrology, flora and fauna, agriculture, aesthetics, recreation, history, present land use and zoning, noise and electromagnetic radiation of this unique area. Planners, municipal officials, developers, residents, and anyone else wishing to better understand the special character of the Helderberg Escarpment region will find the Guide an invaluable resource. Cost, including postage and handling, is $20.