Open Space Institute

June 6, 2008

Dear ,

As spring turns to summer, everyone at OSI is energized. We are hard at work, protecting multigenerational farms, restoring an historic site deep in the North Woods, and working with conservationists and biologists to study the impact of working forests on the critters who live there.

It takes your support to protect treasured landscapes across the East Coast -- to provide you with fresh air, clean water, and endless places to explore. So, as the warmer weather moves in, get outside, go fishing, take a hike, visit a farmer’s market, and help support OSI's work.

WHAT DO CONSERVATION EASEMENTS CONSERVE?

Spotted Salamander

Can working forests and biodiversity co-exist? How will the next generation of large scale landscape easements be constructed? A new report by OSI and WCS examine these questions.

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MORE FARMS, FARMLAND & FARMERS

Davis Arrowhead Farm

The roads that wind out of town are lined with farms, forests and open fields until developers arrive and construction begins. Good news --one farm will not succumb to the development that is moving across the Hudson River Valley.

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PRESIDENTIAL SITE  IN THE ADIRONDACKS HONORED

MacNaughton Cottage Old Photo

OSI's stabilization of MacNaughton Cottage at the historic Adirondack Iron Works site in Newcomb, Essex County received the award for Excellence in Historic Preservation from the Preservation League of New York State.

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There is a place where people can connect with nature, history and the arts. An innovative agreement between OSI, NYCDEP and the Ashokan Foundation will preserve the camp and enable the City to protect important watershed lands.

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DEC Commissioner Announces State Purchase of 330 Acres in the Catskill Park - Acquisitions Protect Resources and enhance recreation on Overlook Mountain.

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