Joe MartensJoe Martens to Join OSI

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens will join the Open Space Institute this summer.  Martens, who spent more than four years serving in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration, will add his talent and expertise to OSI as a consultant focusing on national climate change policy.

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Transborder Chignecto Mt Burnt-BruleeCross-Border Conservation

In a unique transborder land protection effort, two leading conservation organizations are working together to safeguard wildlife and water quality in Canada and the United States. OSI is providing $82,000 from its Transborder Fund to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to protect 388 acres (157 hectares), in cross-border land protection projects in eastern North America.

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Conserving Natures Stage Conservation BiologyConservation Faces Climate Change

Every now and then, a big idea emerges in the world of conservation science with the potential to change how conservation gets done. The June issue of Conservation Biology takes up one such idea–the notion that in an era of climate change, it is the enduring physical features likely to retain or attract species, that may be a more effective approach.

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