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The Open Space Institute
Summer 2009
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  • First Success in Bold New Initiative in New England
      • Following 100 Year-old Footsteps Along the Hudson River
      • Great Landscapes have Great Stories

        • First Success in Bold New Initiative in New England
          Highland Farm in York, Maine, Jerry Monkman

          Saving New England’s Wildlife, OSI’s grant program for habitat protection in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, has announced its first successful grant: the protection of Highland Farm, in York, Maine. The initiative, capitalized by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, has identified 15 projects in the region.

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          Following 100 year-old Footsteps Along the Hudson
          315 miles on the Hudson River

           

          We continue our series on photographer Greg Miller who set out in April to photograph the shorelines of the Hudson River, documenting changes that have occurred over the last 100 years. What he discovered is currently displayed at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, NY. This is the second installment of his adventures in making a "Panorama of the Hudson."

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          Great Landscapes have Great Stories

          Adirondack Trails with Tales

          If any one landscape is emblematic of what the Open Space Institute strives to be as a conservation organization, it may be Tahawus. Indeed, it’s fitting that the property is featured in Adirondack Trails with Tales, a newly published how-to guide for the hiker with a knack for history.

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          A four million dollar loan helps save an ancient forest along the Altamaha River in Georgia.

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          Updates from OSI's Citizen Action Program

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          The Spring/Summer edition of OPEN SPACE, our print newsletter, celebrates the Hudson's 400th year. OSI Donors will receive a copy in the mail. Sign up online for the print edition.

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          Related stories

          OSI's Kim Elliman and Nate Berry discuss economics in "The Real Estate Rollercoaster." Their article appeared this summer in the LTA's magazine, Saving Land. Download PDF

          See exhibition: Greg Miller’s "Panorama of the Hudson"

          Preserving the Legacy: A history of conservation in the Hudson River Valley

          Read more about OSI's campaign to save farmland in the two valleys of the Shawangunks

          North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann includes comments from Kim Elliman in an audio report about the opportunites and challenges for conserving open space in the Northeast. Listen here

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