Rensselaer Land Trust acquires 54-acre Nassau property
The land, off Lyons Lake Road, is part of the Pine Swamp, an area containing deep emergent marsh and red-maple-hardwood swamp, in relatively undisturbed condition. Such habitat is rare in the county, as are the flora and fauna it maintains. The red-headed woodpecker and the Virginia rail have been spotted in the area, and poison sumac and greater duckweed have been reported, according to RLT.
As a nature preserve, the property is off limits to development, but will be be open for environmental studies and natural history outings.