New York, NY - 3/27/2002 - The Open Space Institute is a non-profit conservation organization that acquires significant recreational, environmental, agricultural and historic properties throughout New York State. Since its inception nearly 25 years ago, OSI's work has added to or created more than 30 parks and preserves and permanently protected more than 70,000 acres stretching from the Palisades to the Adirondacks.
As part of our mission OSI is dedicated to protecting working farmland and providing farmers with affordable and long-term options in their increasingly challenging search for land on which to farm.
To date, the Open Space Institute has invested over $5.7 million in working farmland in the Hudson River Valley, resulting in the permanent protection of some 2,500 acres. Some of OSI's farmland achievements include:
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