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Thacher Park Center Opens Ribbon Cutting


Newly-Conserved Land in Orange County Advances Wildlife Connection between Black Rock Forest and Schunnemunk Mountain State Park - Cornwall, NY - May 8, 2017

OSI and partners secure climate-resilient lands for North Carolina’s Headwaters Preserve MORGANTON, NC — May 5, 2017

With OSI’s Help, New York State Officially Opens New Thacher Park Center Vooraysville, NY — May 4, 2017

Two OSI projects expand the Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge -  MONROE COUNTY, PA - May 4, 2017

John and Patricia Adams and family earn OSI's annual Land Conservation Award - NEW YORK,  NY - May 3, 2017

2017 OSI Barnabas McHenry Awards Go to Five Young Leaders - New York, NY May 1, 2017

Open Space Institute’s River to Ridge Trail to Feature Local Agrarian Culture — New Paltz, NY — April 27, 2017

OSI and conservation partners add over 1,000 acres to South Cumberland State Park – MARION COUNTY, TN – April 14, 2017

Key historic property protected at Saratoga Battlefield National Historical Park thanks to the National Park Service and the Open Space Institute —
Stillwater, NY (April 11, 2017)

OSI Celebrates Funding for State Park Investment, Empire State Trail, and Land Conservation — NEW YORK, NY — April 10, 2017

OSI’s Transborder Fund helps secure wildlife habitat and public lakeshore access in coastal Maine - Whiting, ME - April 4, 2017

Parks & Trails New York and the Alliance for New York State Parks Urge Assembly and Senate Restorations of State Park Funding  –
ALBANY, N.Y.  – March 17th, 2017

OSI strengthens commitment to Protect LWCF; Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund at risk under new administrative budget proposal 20 - March 20, 2017

National Recreation Retailer, Health Advocates Throw Support Behind Proposed Empire State Trail - March 20, 2017

New Yorkers Call on Legislators to Continue Historic Revitalization of State Parks System - ALBANY, NY - MARCH 9, 2017

OSI’s Transborder Land Protection Fund Helps Nature Conservancy of Canada conserve more land for ‘Moose Sex’ project  - Nova Scotia - March 2, 2017

Erik Kulleseid's Testimony Before the Joint Fiscal Committees of the State Legislature on the FY2017-18 Budget  – February 13, 2017

New initiative to conserve Southern wetland forests launched on World Wetlands Day – Asheville, NC – February 2, 2017

OSI conserves nearly 5,000 acres in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountain Region (BOUTETOURT COUNTY, VA)--Dec. 29, 2017


Land Trust Alliance, OSI launch new program help land trusts tackle climate change - January 19, 2017

OSI Welcomes Governor Cuomo's Commitment to Expanding Recreation Opportunities and Improved Water Quality through Open Space Conservation - ALBANY, NY - January 10, 2017

OSI Key Player in Conserving Nearly 4,500 Acres of the North Maine Woods - BANGOR, ME - January 6, 2017

Persistence Pays Off in Acquisition of Southern Cumberlands Tracts NASHVILLE, TN — January 4, 2017

OSI Helps Grow Protected Land in Tennessee’s Southern Cumberland Plateau Region by 13,000 Acres — CHATTANOOGA, TN  — Jan. 4, 2016


Campaign for Thacher Park Center Offers Last-Minute Holiday Gift Options — VOORHEESVILLE, NY Dec. 22, 2016

OSI Secures Key Coastal Property for Drinking Water, Longleaf Pine Habitat — PLANTERSVILLE, SC —Dec. 21, 2016

OSI Donates Glenville Woods Preserve to Town of Greenburgh
GREENBURGH, NY — Dec. 21, 2016

Innovative preservation of Harris Farm protects farmland and stream corridor—December 20, 2016—QUINTON TWP, NJ

OSI hails Governor Cuomo for climate emphasis in new statewide Open Space PlanALBANY, NYDec. 12, 2016

Construction begins on the Open Space Institute's River-to-Ridge TrailNEW PALTZ, NYDec. 6, 2016

OSI protects key section of Sam's Point EscarpmentPINE BUSH, NY—November 28, 2016

A Year of Conservation Success — New York, NY — November 21, 2016

New Addition to Bear Creek Preserve Protects Watershed and Rare Bat Habitat – Media, PA – November 10, 2016

More than 4,000 Acres of Biologically Important, Resilient Forestland in Southeast Tennessee Protected  — FRANKLIN & MARION COUNTIES, Tenn. — Nov. 10, 2016

Gift of Historic Schuyler Flatts Parkland to Town of Colonie
— COLONIE,NY — Nov. 9, 2016

Community Open House Set to Celebrate Improvements to Canopus Beach/Winter Park Complex at Fahnestock State Park — November 3, 2016

Thanks to the EPF It's Easier than Ever to Get Outside — New York, NY — October 25, 2016

New Guide for Land Conservation Professionals Harnesses Climate Data for Resilience Planning - New York, NY - October 25, 2016

Planned geological exhibits and features spur major gift from escarpment neighbor. Volunteer team collects specimen rocks and fossils to highlight park’s worldwide significance — VOORHEESVILLE, NY — September 8, 2016

With OSI Support, Conservation Trust for North Carolina Awards $90,000 to Local Land Trusts to Protect Lands Resilient to Climate Change - Raleigh, NC - September 23, 2016

OSI Secures Two New Columbia County Properties for Watershed Protection and Future Recreational Plans — NEW LEBANON, NY —September 14, 2016

Geology Front and Center at New Thacher Park Center — VOORHEESVILLE, NY — September 8, 2016

In a Win for Recreation and Wildlife, OSI and Partners Conserve Climate-Resilient Denny Cove JASPER, TN — August 3, 2016

OSI Conserves Nearly Nine Miles on Maine's East Branch of the Penobscot River — August 3, 2016

OSI Protects Hudson Valley Heritage Trail Network at Manitoga—GARRISON, NY—July 25, 2016

Governor Cuomo Announces Opening and Designation of Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth State Park—CASTILE, NY—July 19, 2016

OSI to Donate Reclaimed Studley Barn Material to Historic Huguenot Street NEW PALTZ, NY July 19, 2016

OSI and Partners' Protection of Keystone Parcels Links 60,000 Acres of Public Recreation Lands And Habitat in Tennessee — SPARTA, TN—July 5, 2016e

Nearly 300 acres of forest, key to long-term recreational trail connecting Moreau Lake and Saratoga Spa State Parks, permanently protected—GREENFIELD, NY—July 5, 2016

OSI and partners create 21,870-acre community forest, nation's largest—GRAND LAKE STREAM, ME—July 1, 2016

OSI helps establish Maine's newest community forest while safeguarding clean drinking water and wildlife—BRIDGTON, ME—June 28, 2016

OSI's newest project in the Pine Barrens protects land for drinking water, habitat—BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J.—June 13, 2016

The Garden Club of America Receives 2016 OSI Land Conservation Award at Annual Luncheon—NEW YORK, NY—June 8, 2016

Forestland in Fast-Growing New Jersey Township Saved for Water Quality, Wildlife—UPPER DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ—June 2, 2016

New Thacher Park Visitor Center Halfway toward $1 Million Fundraising Goal Thanks to Contribution from M&T Bank—VOORHEESVILLE, NY—May 25, 2016

OSI Completes Restoration of Minnewaska's Castle Point Carriage Roads—NEW PALTZ, NY—May 16, 2016

Conservation at Maine's East Grand Lake Supports Local Economies
— ORIENT, ME— May 5, 2016

OSI Announces Expansion of River-to-Ridge Trail Project to Include a Designated Parking Area— NEW PALTZ, NY— May 11, 2016

1,100-acre purchase expands Franklin Parker Preserve, protects drinking water in Delaware River Watershed—WOODLAND TWP., NJ—May 4, 2016

2016 Barnabas McHenry Awards Go to Four Young Hudson River Valley Leaders;Bachelors and Master’s degree students recognized for commitment to Hudson Valley communities — NEW YORK, NY —April 29, 2016

Climate-Resilient Lands Added to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Resilience Analysis underscores Recreation Area’s role in serving as wildlife haven under changing climate and mitigating regional flooding and droughts—BUSHKILL, PA — April 20, 2016

OSI helps rural New Hampshire town preserve land, launch community forest. Milan's residents launched the community forest after watching the decline of nearby paper mills in Berlin, NH, leading to the sale of forests critical to local jobs and way of life.— MILAN, NH — April 12, 2016

OSI, Parks & Trails New York Applaud Governor Cuomo
And State Legislature for Historic Funding Commitment
To Environment and Parks — ALBANY, NY — April 4, 2016

A Watershed Moment, Delaware River film, debuts at Princeton Environmental Film Festival—New York, NY — April 1, 2016

OSI and Partners Celebrate Unprecedented Funding for New York’s Environment—ALBANY, NY—April 1, 2016

Pappa's Island, Ecological Treasure and Last Large Inholding
in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, Saved Forever —CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC —March 29, 2016


Parks & Trails New York and the Alliance for New York State Parks Urge Restoration of State Park Funding in Assembly and Senate One House Budget Proposals— March 17, 2016

OSI Partnership Advances Overhaul to Watkins Glen State Park
Rendering of new Watkins Glen State Park's entrance — WATKINS GLEN, NY —February 11, 2016

OSI helps create new nature preserve, protect drinking water in New Jersey's Pine Barrens—PEMBERTON TWP., NJ—Feb. 29, 2016

New Yorkers call on legislators to continue historic revitalization of state parks system—ALBANY, NY—February 29, 2016

OSI Partnership Advances Overhaul to Watkins Glen State Park:
OSI's acquisition of two parcels will enable the State to overhaul of the Watkins Glen State Park entrance —WATKINS GLEN, NY— February 11, 2016

OSI secures over 800 acres in Adirondacks: Huckleberry Mountain Forest Addition is expected to enhance public trails once added to popular Lake George Wild Forest —WARRENSBURG, NY—January 28, 2016

OSI Acquisition to Expand Bowman Lake State Park
Popular camping and day-use park expected to grow by almost 50 percent — CHENANGO COUNTY, NY— January 27 2016

New Year, New Life for Rocky Point Community Forest
in Georgetown County:Unique conservation partnership acquires land for public recreation and native forest restoration
COLUMBIA, S.C.  — January 13, 2016

Delaware Watershed historic property will become part of a preserve not 80 home sites Phoenixville, PA — December 21, 2015

Conservation Groups Respond to Governor Cuomo's Announcement of Historic Funding for the Environment — Albany, NY—January 5, 2016


Delaware Highlands Conservancy Purchases Long Eddy River Access Property — LONG EDDY, NY—December 16, 2015

Ascutney Mountain ski resort, once engine for Vermont town, gets new life as Community Forest — BROWNSVILLE, VT — December 15, 2015

Newly-conserved farm in Delaware River Watershed Region once slated for a golf course, box store and houses — MEDIA, PA — December 4, 2015

Vast Majority of New York Voters Support Increased State Investments in Conservation - December 2, 2015

2015 Accomplishments: It Starts with the Land - New York, NY - November 27, 2015

Testimony before the New York Assembly Standing Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development - November 16, 2015

Study Captures Bear Mountain’s Role as Hudson Valley Tourist Destination— BEAR MOUNTAIN, NY — November 12, 2015

OSI Takes Steps to Ensure Long-Term Protection of Wallkill Flats — NEW PALTZ, NY— November 3, 2015

New York State Parks, After Years of Decline, Receive Infusion of Cash and Care LISA W. FODERARO New York Times NOV. 2, 2015

OSI and New York Parks Expand Access to Minnewaska
Governor Cuomo and OSI unveil $7.3 million visitor center project to transform Minnewaska State Park Preserve

KERHONKSEN, NY —  October 23, 2015

Tom Steyer Receives OSI's 2015 Land Conservation Award at Annual Luncheon —  NEW YORK, NY — October 21, 2015

Willoughby Peaks Permanently Protected —  Westmore, VT — October 16, 2015

Newly-Conserved Land Protects Drinking Water for Fast-Growing Orange County — BLOOMING GROVE, NY — October 14, 2015

A New OSI Publication: Understanding Watershed Science Fact Sheet for Delaware River - October 10, 2015

OSI’s Bayshore-Highlands Fund Supports Expansion of Hopewell Big Woods: Biodiverse Parcel, Located in Core of Big Woods, Will Allow for Increased Recreational Access UNION TOWNSHIP, PA — August 24, 2015

How climate change is spawning a new view of conservation.
Conservation has long been about protecting communities of plants and animals where they are. But climate change is leading to a nascent form of conservation that embraces change and seeks to provide a thriving stage on which it can happen
By Pete SpottsChristian Science Monitor — August 20, 2015

The Pulse of the Parks: A Look at Who Visits Fahnestock State Park: Study captures Fahnestock's role as Hudson Valley tourism destination — PUTNAM VALLEY, NY — August 18, 2015

Celebrated Hand Melon Farm Permanently — Protected GREENWICH, NY —July 30, 2015

Conservation Partners Expand Putnam Highlands
Audubon Society Watergrass Sanctuary — PHILIPSTOWN, NY — July 27, 2015

OSI and Mohonk Preserve Present the Plan for New
Key New Paltz Conservation Corridor to Allow Hikers, Skiers and Cyclists Recreational Access from Downtown New Paltz to the Shawangunks NEW PALTZ, NY— July 27, 2015

New Study Profiles Ulster County Natural Area, Confirms Need for Protection of a National Biological Treasure — ROSENDALE, NY—June 24, 2015

OSI-Funded Acquisition Helps Pine Barrens’ Franklin Parker Preserve Reach Major Milestone — WOODLAND TOWNSHIP, NJ — July 8, 2015

Joe Martens to Join the Open Space Institute
OSI Welcomes NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner As Consultant for Land Conservation and Climate Change —ALBANY, NY—July 1, 2015

Resilience: A New Conservation Strategy for a Warming World As climate change puts ecosystems and species at risk, conservationists are turning to a new approach. Jim Robbins for Yale360

Cross-border wildlife conservation gets a boost from OSI Transborder Fund — QUEBEC — June 22, 2015

Conserving Nature's Stage: A special section of Conservation Biology highlights the exciting new climate science behind OSI’s $12 million Resilient Landscapes Initiative — June 11, 2015

OSI Joins Governor Cuomo in Announcing New Thacher Park Center; Joint public-private effort to create gateway to anchor park and better serve visitors - ALBANY, NY - June 3, 2015

First campsite atop the Shawangunks adds  new public amenities to a popular landscape — GARDINER, NY — June 3, 2015

Community Invited to Grand Opening of Giralda Farms Preserve on June 6, 2015 — CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ – MAY 26, 2015

Climate-Resilient Landscapes Targeted in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee — ASHEVILLE, NC — May 13, 2015

2015 Barnabas McHenry Hudson River Valley Awards to Five Young Leaders — NEW YORK, NY—April 29, 2015

OSI and New York State Parks Protect Land Near Fahnestock State Park New York, NY — April 24, 2015

First Project for OSI Inititative Helps Add 550 Acres to Delaware River Watershed and Recreation Area — PHILADELPHIA, PA—April 20, 2015

Pulse of the Parks: Who Visits Minnewaska State Park Preserve — Albany, NY — April 14, 2015

Supporters Save Camp Little Notch — New York, NY — April 7, 2015

OSI and New York Parks Expand Access to Minnewaska
ULSTER COUNTY, NY — April 7, 2015

OSI Celebrates State Budget Funding for Parks Investment and Land Conservation — Albany, NY — April 2, 2015

Land Conservation Groups Commend Governor Cuomo and State Legislators for Renewed Support for Land Preservation — ALBANY, NY— April 1, 2015

OSI is Talking About Climate Change Near You — March 16, 2015

State's Walkway Acquisition Will Improve Visitor Access and Services — NEW YORK, NY — March 13, 2015

OSI Completes Twentieth Acquisition in Shawangunks Furthering Thirty-Year Legacy of Expanding Region’s State Parks and Forests —MAMAKATING, NY— March 11, 2015

New Yorkers call on Legislators to Continue Revitalization of State Parks System on March 3 Lobby Day - ALBANY, NY - March 2, 2015

Newly-Conserved Watchtower Property and Surrounding Preserved Acreage Available to Public for Cross-Country Skiing — NEW PALTZ, NY — February 20, 2015

OSI Preserves Agricultural Heritage Lands, New Paltz Scenic Views and New Public Trails  — NEW PALTZ, NY — February 11, 2015

Former Buddhist Property's Conservation is a Big Deal to a Small Town — Berne, NY — Feb. 6, 2015

Erik Kulleseid’s Testimony Before Joint Fiscal Committees of the State Legislature on the FY2014-15 State Budget — ALBANY, NY — January 28, 2015

Open Space Institute Celebrates Governor Cuomo’s Continued Support for Revitalizing New York’s State Parks —  Albany, NY — January 23, 2015

Delaware River Basin Receives $13 Million under New USDA Program – NEW YORK, NY – January 15, 2015

Conservation’s New Math: Climate Change - On Flux By Susan Moran

Transborder Fund Helps Preserve a River for Atlantic Salmon in Maine's High Peaks — MADRID TOWNSHIP, ME —
January 12, 2015

Personal Stories Bring to Life Benefits of Land Conservation: Jobs, Health & Resilience Amid Climate Change
ALBANY— January 14, 2015


Groundswell of Community Passion Helps OSI Preserve More Goosepond Mountain - ORANGE COUNTY, NY - December 29, 2014

Regional Partners Band Together to Preserve Heritage Greenspace in New Jersey. Transaction establishes park land on part of former Geraldine R. Dodge estate and expands recreational opportunities for area residents.
MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – December 23, 2014

Open Space Institute Secures Four New York State Regional Economic Development Grants totaling $1.02 million in Support of Projects at Letchworth and Thacher State Parks - Albany, NY -December 17, 2014

OSI Helps Fund Pine Habitat in the Talladega National Forest: A partnership with The Nature Conservency, Hancock Timber Resource Group and the Talladega National Forest impacts America’s Longleaf Conservation Plan.
CHILTON COUNTY, AL – December 5, 2014

Celebrating OSI's 40 Years of Conservation Success
- New York, NY - November 29, 2014

Open Space Institute Leads Way on Major Hudson Highlands Conservation Project NEW YORK, NY — October 22, 2014

Conservation Groups Applaud Cuomo Administration’s Open Space Conservation Plan: Urge funding increase to combat impacts of climate change and promote clean water and air, outdoor recreation and farmland protection Albany, NY October 20, 2014

A New Approach to Conservation in New Hampshire
October 17, 2013

White House Highlights OSI's Resilient Landscapes Initiative
NEW YORK NY - October 15, 2014

New Catalyst Grants for Resilient Landscapes —
NEW YORK, NY — October 9, 2014

Shawangunk Ridge Family Legacy Preserves Unique Ecosystem and Terrain —NEW YORK, NY — October 8, 2014

Celebrating OSI's 40 Years of Conservation Success - November 26, 2014

Major Grant Shows Strong Regional Support for Exciting Upstate Project — Albany, NY — October 2, 2014

Land Conservation Groups Applaud Cuomo Administration’s Release of Open Space Conservation Plan New York, NY — September 25, 2014

Erik Kulleseid speaks about one of the country’s most important and successful environmental programs: The Land and Water Conservation Fund - September 19, 2014

From the Ground Up: September 2014
OSI’s Southeast Field Coordinator, David Ray, hikes the Highlands of Roan in North Carolina with Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell and U.S. Senator Richard Burr.

New Hampshire Farm, Forest Connectivity and Wildlife Habitat Preserved Forever
CONCORD, NH – Sept. 16, 2014

Supporters Celebrate 50 Years of Successes for
the Land and Water Conservation Fund Washington, D.C. — September 3, 2011

Open Space Institute Earns Re-accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission; Designation Represents OSI’s Continued Commitment to Land Trust Excellence — New York, NY — August 27, 2014

As LWCF Turns 50, Supporters Celebrate Successes; Urge its Renewal: Impactful Conservation Program is Vital to New York’s Billion Dollar Outdoor/Recreation Industry
Washington, D.C. – September 3, 2014

OSI Helps Create Bozen Kill Preserve. Partnership between the Open Space Institute and the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Results in Key Albany County Land Acquisition and the Creation of New Bozen Kill Preserve - NEW YORK, NY - August 18, 2014

Mass Audubon’s report, Losing Ground: Planning for Resilience is a call-to-action for climate-savvy land protection and smart growth — NEW YORK, NY — August 14, 2014

Southeast region chosen for landmark conservation initiative to protect resilient habitat in the face of climate change — NEW YORK, NY — August 13, 2013

OSI Project Will Improve Visitor Access to Walkway Over the Hudson; boosts OSI’s commitment to linking the network of rail trails and riverfront parks throughout the Hudson Valley — NEW YORK, NY — AUGUST 6, 2014

Farm Neighbors Come Together to Protect Habitat in Western Mass — NEW YORK, NY — June 23, 2014

Farm Conservation Up River Protects Drinking Water Downstate Fisher Farm Brandywine Bayshore Highlands— NEW YORK, NY— May 20, 2014

OSI Loan Helps Shaker Museum Expand and Protect Columbia County Historic Site: Key land acquisition brings Museum closer to goals May 15, 2014

OSI Announces Deadlines for Delaware River Watershed Protection Fund NEW YORK, NY – May 5, 2014

A Four-Season Gateway to Showcase the Genesee River Gorge Park
Castile, N.Y. April 22, 2014

The Open Space Institute Completes First Land Acquisition Outside of New York — Charleston, S.C. — April 22, 2014

ULSTER COUNTY AND OSI ANNOUNCE RAIL TRAIL STUDY — Ashokan Reservoir near the Rail Trail Kingston, NY — April 17, 2014

Walkway Over the Hudson Valued as Source of Community PrideALBANY, NY April 16, 2014


Neighbors Rally To Protect Hess Farm — NEW YORK, NY — April 2, 2014

OSI and more than 40 national and regional environmental organizations are part of an extensive effort by the Willian Penn Foundationto protect Delaware River watershed PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 1, 2014

Governor Cuomo Outlines a $65 Million Initiative and Multi-Year Plan To Restore and Transform Jones Beach, Creating More Than 620 Jobs ALBANY NY – March 20, 2014

Glywood Announces Hudson Valley Farm Incubator — NEW PALTZ, NY — February 28, 2014

Conservation of Hurleyville Rail Trail and Catskills Farm:
Trail to become part of growing Hudson Valley network; farm will be used for agriculture-based autism initiative at The Center for Discovery — NEW YORK, NY — February 28, 2014

$3 Million Open Space and Recreation Fund Announced in New York's Ulster County
NEW YORK, NY — February 26, 2014

Advocates Head to Albany to Talk Parks and Environmental Spending — ALBANY NY — February 26, 2014

The Open Space Institute and New York State Add 1,000 Acres to Minnewaska — NEW YORK, NY — January 14, 2014

OSI Loan Part of a Spectacular Achievement for Conservation: Nine Times Forest, South Carolina
NEW YORK, NY - January 16, 2014 

First OSI Resilient Landscapes Grant Preserves 900 Acres in West Virginia — NEW YORK, NY — January 14, 2014

Statement on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2014 State of the State Address by Erik Kulleseid, executive director of the Open Space Institute’s Alliance for New York State Parks
ALBANY, NY – January 8, 2014

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2013 Year in Review: In New York, OSI is on track to protect over 2,300 acres of farmland, trails and greenways by year's end. Through OSI's loan and grant programs we have protected 23,895 acres valued at over $30 million on the East Coast— November 26, 2013

Conservation Group Keeps Buying Land, Helping State Parks Grow: Minnewaska State Park in Ulster County has increased in size because of land acquisitions made by a nonprofit group. By LISA W. FODERARO - New York Times
November 15, 2013

Lakefront park attracts culturally diverse visitors from throughout region: Report finds Harriman State Park’s Lake Welch remains a valued natural, recreational and family getaway for diverse metropolitan-area residents - New York, NY — October 25, 2013

A New Approach to Conservation in New Hampshire
OSI has awarded a grant to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests to protect 950 acres in the Belknap Mountains – CONCORD, NH – October 17, 2013

Community forests make a comeback in Maine: Cities and towns are harvesting their own wood for town services, a newly recycled concept with a history in Maine going back 200 years. By North Cairn, Portland Press Herald — October 16, 2013

The Open Space Institute Works in New Paltz - New York, NY — October 30, 2013

OSI is awarding $500,000 in grants to four land trusts engaged in Resiliency educational programs — NEW YORK, NY — September 23, 2013

Enjoy Hiking for 24 Miles on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail
ROSENDALE, NY — August 30, 2013

OSI Unveils Interpretive Plan for Tahawus Blast Furnace — NEW YORK, NY — August 26, 2013

Three New Jersey Acquisitions Highlight Watersheds — NEW YORK, NY — August 26, 2013

Report finds that nearly half of Jones Beach patrons are from New York City; Are ethnically diverse and maintain deep connection to Robert Moses masterpiece — July 5, 2013

Grand Opening of the Historic Rosendale Trestle — NEW YORK, NY — June 20, 2013

$5.5 Million in Funding Available for Conservation of Resilient Landscapes — NEW YORK, NY — June 5, 2013

Last Stop For Fundraising Campaign For The Rosendale Trestle — NEW YORK, NY — May 23, 2013

Conservation of Mystery Point on the Hudson River — NEW YORK, NY — June 13, 2013

OSI and Lancaster Farmland Trust Team Up to Protect Amish Farms in Pennsylvania – NEW YORK, NY – May 24, 2013

Fahnestock State Park Visitor Area Revitalization Project Gets Underway — ALBANY, NY — April 26, 2013

Carol Ash and Sam Pryor III Honored with the 2013 Land Conservation Award and Presented Three McHenry Award Winners — NEW YORK, NY — April 17, 2013

OSI and OSC Applying for National Land Trust Accreditation NEW YORK, NY - 4/12/13

New Hampshire Forest Connectivity and Wildlife Habitat to Remain Intact – WENTWORTH LOCATION, NH – April 2, 2013

New York State to Invest $90 Million to Repair and Upgrade State Parks – ALBANY, NY – April 2, 2013

702 Acres on Legacy Ridge Saved from Development
Land purchase adds to OSI’s longtime preservation efforts in Highlands Black Rock Forest Corridor — NEW YORK, NY — March 25, 2013

Easement Revitalization: A Problem-Solving Guidebook for Land Trusts Released – NEW YORK, NY - March 18, 2013

OSI Loan Helps Preserve High Appalachian Ridge
AVERY COUNTY, NC – February 19, 2013

OSI VP Erik Kulleseid's Testimony Before Joint Fiscal Committees of the New York State Legislature on the State Budget— ALBANY, NY — February 4, 2013

OSI Adirondack Easement Protects Pokamoonshine Mountain —  NEW YORK, NY — January 13, 2013

From the Ground Up: January 2013: Profile of Assemblyman Kevin Cahill

Interview with Mac Hunter from OPEN SPACE NEWSLETTER - Winter/Spring 2013

Historic Adirondack Marion River Trail Preserved — NEW YORK, NY — January 8, 2013

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First Grant from OSI's Southern Cumberland Land Fund forJacobs Mountain, AL — CHATTANOOGA, TN — December 28, 2012

Downeast Lakes Land Trust and Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry announce the  permanent protection of 21,870 acres – Grand Lake Stream, ME – December 18, 2012

Nulhegan Abenaki Attain First Tribal Community Forest with OSI Grant – BARTON, VERMONT – December 18, 2012

Two Acquisitions to Connect Fahnestock and Hudson Highlands State Parks— NEW YORK, NY — December 17, 2012

Second Orange County Farm Easement Utilizes Community Preservation Funds —New York, NY—December 10, 2012

Reflections on Conservation in 2012

After Sandy in New York's Parks — New York, NY — November 19, 2012

97 Percent of New Hampshire Voters Support Land Conservation –  October 25, 2012

OSI Announces New Fund for Southern Cumberland Plateau
New York, NY – October 25, 2012

Strong Support for Open Space in the Hudson Valley
NEW YORK, NY — October 2, 2012

$5 Million Available to Buffer Military Bases - New York, NY – September 12, 2012

OSI Funding Helps Preserve The Gateway To Unami Forest and 75-Acre Park — Northern Montgomery County, PA — August 30, 2012

Conservation Without Borders: Keeping Forestland Intact in the Northern Appalachian/Arcadia Ecoregion — July 30, 2012

OSI Funding Helps Turn Property Slated For Development Into A Nature Preserve — ROBESON TOWNSHIP, PA — July 31, 2012

OSI & Partners Protect Ridgeview Lands and Will Add To Huckleberry Ridge State Forest — NEW YORK, NY — July 30, 2012

The Forest Guild Webinar By Abby Weinberg Is Available Online: Challenges And Opportunities For Southeastern Working Forests — New York, NY — July 16, 2012

Pennies For Parks Initiative Gains Traction In New York State Legislature – Albany, NY – July 11, 2012

OSI Grant Helps TNC Complete The Preservation Of Over  500 Acres — VINELAND, NJ — June 28, 2012

New Northeast Resilient Landscape Initiative Will Respond To Climate Change – June 25, 2012

Conservation in the Commonwealth: Since 2005 OSI has made more than $6 million in grants and loans to protect over 11,000 acres in Massachusetts — June 21, 2012

Innovative Partnership Protects Unique 59-Acre Westchester Wilderness Tract: Teatown Assumes Management Responsibility for Three County Parks – YORKTOWN, NY – June 13, 2012

Latest OSI Research Report Finds Conservation
Could Save Jobs, Water Quality and Wildlife Habitat — NEW YORK, NY — May 21, 2012

Second Orange County Farm Easement Utilizes Community Preservation Funds — NEW YORK, NY — May 15, 2012

Major Improvements in the Works for New York’s State Parks: Applause for Governor Cuomo and Legislature for Historic Investment in Parks and Historic Sites
– Albany, NY – April 23, 2012

From the Ground Up: In this first installment, OSI’s Peter Howell tells us about two women, Kristin DeBoer and Cinda Jones, completed the largest conservation project ever in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts — March 16, 2012

2012 Barnabas McHenry Hudson River Valley Awards to Four Young Leaders — NEW YORK, NY — April 22, 2012

Construction is Underway on the Rosendale Trestle — NEW YORK, NY — April 16, 2012

OSI Acquisition Protects Scenic Waterfall and Trails part of 233-acre property that will be added to Minnewaska State Park Preserve — NEW YORK, NY — April 10, 2012

Community Forests Gaining Momentum: Interest in Protecting and Expanding Community Forests Gaining Momentum through New Program - NEW YORK, NY - April 12, 2012

Final state spending plan provides $89 million for repairs, upgrades and restorations to aging and deteriorating state park system - Albany, NY – March 27, 2012

Summer Camp Comes Again to the Adirondacks and Camp Little Notch — NEW YORK, NY — March 23, 2012

FROM THE GROUND UP - March 16, 2012 - OSI’s Peter Howell tells us about two women and how they found common ground to complete the largest conservation project ever in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

OSI Fund Saving New England's Wildlife Fund has regranted All $5 million for Preservation of Habitat — February 27, 2012

OSI Adds Hampton Hills Farm to "Black Dirt" Region in Orange County — February 21, 2012

Erik Kulleseid's Testimony Before the State Legislature on the FY2012-13 Budget  — ALBANY, NY — February 7, 2012

OSI Grant Helps NH Town Preserve the Gateway to the White Mountains — ALBANY, NH — January 30, 2012

$5 Million Possible for Land Protection in Southeast
New York, NY - January 20, 2012

OSI preserves historic Rochester farm, builds on nearby conservation successes—NEW YORK, NY—January 17, 2012

Alliance for New York State Parks:  Cuomo Budget Will Reverse Decades of Decline at State Parks and Historic Sites: Spending plan provides an $89 million increase toward repairs, upgrades and restorations to aging and deteriorating state park system — Albany, NY — January 17, 2012

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Seven Percent Increase Authorized for the Land and Water Conservation Fund — Washington, DC — December 28, 2011

OSI Assists Patrick-Murray Administration and Land Trust Partners in Completing Massachusetts’ Largest Conservation Restriction on Private Land —  BOSTON — December 23, 2011

The Alliance for New York State Parks Awarded a New York State Grant to Repair Beach Facilities at Fahnestock State Park — Albany, NY — December 20, 2011

Brushwood Community Forest Grew to more than 1,000 acres, more than doubling its size — WEST FAIRLEE, VT — December 21, 2011

Reflections on Conservation Success in 2011 – New York, NY – December 1, 2011

Land Trust Census Shows Big Gains for Conservation – New York, NY – November 16, 2011

OSI & Nature Conservancy of Canada Protect Critical Wildlife Corridor Along New Brunswick - Nova Scotia Border - November 17, 2011

Conservation Sale Protects Arden House
NEW YORK, NY — November 2, 2011

OSI Honors the Smilely Family: The Landscape is in their Genes — NEW YORK, NY — October 13, 2011

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Community Preserves Joppenbergh Mountain in Rosendale, New York — October 5, 2011

Young Farmers Call Historic Farm Home — Saratoga National Historical Park, STILLWATER, NY — September 28, 2011

Two acquisitions will conserve more than 1,000 acres at the base of the Shawangunk Ridge west of New Paltz — NEW YORK, NY — September 14, 2011

In the Wake of Hurricane Irene in New York's Parks and Farmlands — New York, NY — September 9, 2011

Citizen Action Puts Food on the Table
NEW YORK, NY — September 23, 2011

OSI and the William Penn Foundation Team Up to Protect High-Priority Lands in New Jersey and Pennsylvania  – NEW YORK, NY – August 24, 2011

Saving New England’s Wildlife Grant Helps Preserve Wildlife Habitat and Recreational Opportunities in Western Massachusetts – NEW YORK, NY – August 11, 2011

OSI TO PROTECT ONE OF THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY’S MOST CELEBRATED LANDSCAPES:Proposed acquisition will permanently protect 874 acres at the base of the Shawangunk Ridge west of New Paltz — NEW YORK, NY — July 26, 2011

Groups Partner to Protect Farmland, Magnificent Olana Views –GREENPORT (Columbia County) – July 12, 2011

OSI Protects Historic Property in Renselaerville —
NEW YORK, NY — July 11, 2011

OSI, Historic Huguenot Street and Nyquist Foundation announce the preservation of Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary — NEW YORK, NY — July 2, 2011

Grant Helps Protect 3,000 Acres in the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge — ERROL, NH — June 29, 2011

People Working Together in Three Community Forests in New England — NEW YORK — June 15, 2011

Three Miles Added to O&W Rail Trail: Mamakating Acquisition furthers 140-mile network of recreational rail trails — NEW YORK,  NY — June 2, 2011

Three New York State Farms Preserved with Innovative Federal Funding — NEW YORK, NY — May 13, 2011

Cider Mill Site Protects New Jersey Grasslands —
New York, NY - May 13, 2011

OSI and WVLT Launch Fundraising Campaign for the Rosendale Trestle with $25,000 Matching Fund — May 1, 2011

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Open Space Washington, D.C. — April 22, 2011

An Earth Day “To Do” List to Support New York State Parks — Albany, NY — April 21, 2011

Two Funding Resources Put to Work Preserving Forests in Massachusetts — New York, NY — April 20, 2011

Open Space Institute and Columbia University students author study to raise awareness about viability of local farming. — NEW YORK, NY — April 18, 2011

OSI Releases a New Report that Charts Ideal Growth Areas in the Catskills: "Private Lands, Public Benefits" — NEW YORK, NY — March 23, 2011

Track the Trestle Fundraising Campaign Launches with Event in Rosendale: Conservation groups plan to raise $1.1 million — NEW YORK, NY — March 24, 2011

2011 Barnabas McHenry Hudson River Valley Awards Announced Today: OSI awards $20,000 to young leaders working on a range of projects to better New York's Hudson River Valley — NEW YORK, NY — March 17, 2011

New Steward for Little Notch Forest Embraces a Commitment to Continue Forestry and Camping Uses —NEW YORK, NY — March 3, 2011

Creating a Wildlife Corridor from Black Rock Forest to Schunnemunk Mountain — NEW YORK, NY — February 23, 2011

As State Parks Face Budget Cuts — Alliance for New York State Parks Calls for "Pennies for Parks" — ALBANY, NY — February 8, 2011

Town of Gardiner Support Helps OSI Preserve Three Centuries of Farming on the Kiernan Farm — NEW YORK, NY — January 20, 2011 

Cuomo taps OSI President to Lead the State’s Environmental Interests — NEW YORK, NY — January 4, 2011

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Courts Review Climate Change Lawsuit — NEW YORK, NY —December 7, 2010

Parks Advocacy Groups Release Proposal to Revitalize Underfunded State Park System. Report suggests steps to restore funding and protect New York state parks — NEW YORK, NY — December 2, 2010

Reflections on Conservation in 2010 — New York, NY — December 1, 2010

OSI Protects a 2,346-Acre Camp Little Notch at the Edge of the Adirondacks — NEW YORK, NY — November 23, 2010

Hanging by a Thread: Engineers Start Inspection on the Rosendale Railroad Bridge; Renovation Project to Begin in Spring 2011 — Rosendale, NY — November 15, 2010

OSI ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE ALLIANCE FOR NEW YORK STATE PARKS; New program will advocate for state park system. NEW YORK, NY — November 9, 2010

The Gap has Closed on Long Path Trail — New York, NY —October 20, 2010

Houghton Farmland Purchase Links Black Rock Forest and Schunnemunk Mountain — NEW YORK, NY — September 7, 2010

Two Grants from OSI’s Transborder Land Protection Fund Cross the Border — New York, NY — 6/22/2010

Good News on OSI's Efforts to See National Conservation Funding Restored — NEW YORK, NY — August 2010

Historic Railroad Trestle to be Improved; Afterwards a Full 24-Mile Rail Trail Will Open to the Public — NEW PALTZ, NY — 6/16/2010

OSI Conducting In-depth Study of Forest Ownerships— NEW YORK, NY — 6/15/2010

Town Forests: An Old Idea is New Again: OSI Launches a New Grant Fund — New York, NY — 5/30/2010

Tracking Climate Change, Mapping Wildlife Habitat — New York, NY — 4/22/2010

Historic Farm Protected in the Rondout — NEW YORK, NY — 4/22/2010

Putting the Rocks Back in Rock Climbing in the Shawangunks — NEW YORK, NY — 3/10/2010

Donated Conservation Easement Protects 1,400 Acre-Adirondack Forest — NEW YORK, NY — 2/10/2010

A Saving New England's Wildlife Grant Keeps The Dead Branch River Teaming with Wildlife - NORTHAMPTON, MA -1/25/2010

Town of New Paltz Open Space Bond Act Funds First Conservation Property - NEW YORK, NY — 1/20/2010

First Transborder Grant Protects Habitat and Jobs - NEW YORK, NY - 1/20/2010

Saving New England's Wildlife Grant Sets Habitat Protection in Motion in Massachusetts - NORTH ANDOVER, MA — 1/4/2010 

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OSI Protects a Scenic and Working Farm Adjacent to Historic Lindenwald in Kinderhook - NEW YORK, NY — 12/17/2009

Reflections on Land Conservation in 2009 - New York, NY - 12/1/2009

OSI Loan Helps Partners Protect Little Yellow Mountain in the Highlands of Roan - Little Yellow Mountain, NC- NEW YORK, NY - 12/1/2009

OSI and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Team Up to Protect High-Priority Habitat Identified in NH Wildlife Action Plan -Concord, NH – 11/18/2009

OSI Creates a Network of Farms with Help from the State PDR Program - NEW YORK, NY - 11/12/2009

OSI Announces the Saving New England's Wildlife Amplification Grants - New York, NY - 10/13/2009

OSI's Plum Creek Analysis is Lauded - New York, NY - 10/6/2009

A Landmark  Case Sets a Major Precedent for Emissions -  New York, NY - 9/29/2009

OSI and Wallkill Valley Land Trust Have Extended the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail by a Full 11.5 Miles - NEW YORK, NY - 8/31/2009

OSI Loan Helps Partners Protect Ancient Forest Along Altamaha River in Southeast Georgia - ATLANTA, GA — 8/5/2009

Multi-Million Dollar Initiative Will Help Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Conserve Natural Areas Identified as Priorities in Their State Wildlife Action Plans: Initiative’s first success is the conservation of a forested area near the York River in Maine - YORK, ME - 7/31/2009

OSI Acquires Key Parcel for Mohonk Preserve Gateway — NEW YORK, NY — 7/6/2009

New Funding Announced for US/Canada Transborder Land Protection - 6/1/2009

Connecting the Wild Spaces of Northwest Georgia -Walker County, GA - 6/1/2009

Shawangunk Domino Dairy Farm Saved - New York, NY -5/13/2009

Pristine Habitat Lands Given to Black Rock Forest to Celebrate their 20 Years - New York, NY -5/13/2009

OSI Loan Helps Secure Historic Great Meadow Farmland -Hadley, MA - 5/8/2009

John and Margot Ernst honored with 2009 Land Conservation Award and 2009 Barnabas McHenry grants awarded to three young Hudson Valley leaders at OSI's Annual Luncheon - New York, NY - 5/6/2009

OSI Grant to Lake George's The Last Great Shoreline Campaign helps protect 351 acres, Lake George, NY -4/13/2009

Sams Point Becomes a Jewel in the Shawangunks, New York, NY - 4/9/2009

Omnibus Land Bill Protects Lindenwald, New York, NY - 3/25/2009

Model Farm Sold to Next Generation of Dairy Farmers in the Catskills - Delaware County, NY - 2/17/2009

OSI Protects Catskill Delaware Watershed Property Adding to Nearly 11,000 acres in the Watershed - New York, NY -1/15/2008

OSI Bridge Loan to North Carolina Land Trust Protects Water, Recreation, and Wildlife along Blue Ridge Parkway - Raleigh, NC - 1/13/2009


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