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A Million Dollars to Improve Adirondack Access
Improving southern access to the popular High Peaks is central to a new one million dollar capital improvement plan unveiled this month for OSI’s 212-acre Tahawus property in the heart of the Adirondacks. Under the plan, OSI seeks to improve public access to the Tahawus property, Henderson Lake, and several Adirondack High Peaks; preserve and improve historic structures; and enrich the visitor experience.
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OSI Grant Protects Critical SC Habitat
Thanks to grant support from OSI, the popular Jones Gap State Park has been expanded for recreation and the preservation of rare plant and animal species. Located in South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the property will continue to safeguard critical habitat, even as the climate changes.
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A Community Forest for A Rural NY Village
A new community forest is in the works in the upstate New York Village of Cambridge, thanks, in part, to an acquisition grant from OSI. The newly-protected 140-acre property will be managed by the Agricultural Stewardship Association for hiking, mountain biking, and fishing; and as a demonstration site for sustainable forestry management.

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Pennsylvania Wildlife Refuge Expands
Grant support from OSI has helped expand Pennsylvania’s Cherry Valley Wildlife Refuge by 175-acres. The added acreage was made possible through OSI’s Delaware River Watershed Protection Fund and its Resilient Landscapes Initiative. The Refuge was established in 2008 to preserve critical habitat for migratory birds and threatened and endangered species
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Maine Welcomes New Community Forest
The rural Town of Bethel is the site of the newest, OSI-supported community forest in western Maine. Creation of the community forest unlocks public access to the adjacent town-owned Bingham Forest and creates a 3,500-acre block of conserved land.The project, completed by The Trust for Public Land and local partners, will expand the town’s network of recreational trails while protecting forest resources.
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