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October Enews 2009
October 2009
In This Issue
  • Analysis is Lauded in Plum Creek Decision

  • Saving New England's Wildlife Amplification Grants
  • Emissions and Open Space

  • Analysis is Lauded in Plum Creek Decision
    Plum Creek Concept Plan Map

    When Maine’s Land Use Regulatory Commission (LURC) approved the Plum Creek Timber Corporation’s revised development plan for the Moosehead Lake region last month, it closed one momentous chapter in the state’s land use history and opened another.

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    OSI Announces New England Amplification Grants
    Blue Herons  photo by Jerry and Marcy Monkman


    The Open Space Institute is pleased to announce that we have awarded six grants to conservation groups that will amplify and support habitat conservation in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.


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    Emissions and Open Space

    Paper Mill Northern Forest photo by Monkmans


    Consistent with the news that the Obama administration is planning to move forward on greenhouse gas emission regulations was a ruling made by the United States Court of Appeals last month overturning a 2005 District Court decision. 

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    OSI and Wallkill Valley Land Trust have extended the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail by a full 11.5 miles, nearly doubling its current length.

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    The 2008 Annual Report is available with stories from the lands that OSI has protected. OSI Donors will receive a copy in the mail. Sign up online for the print edition.

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    Related stories

    Conserving land could be the key to combating climate change.  

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    Fred LeBrun, staff writer for the Albany Times Union, visits the ghost village of Adirondac at Tahawus -9/22/2009        

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    News and events from OSI's Citizen Action Program 

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