Minnewaska Carriage Roads 2 Eric KriegerA Look at What We Did in 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, OSI is reflecting on some of our success stories from a busy year.

This year, OSI set into motion the protection of almost 20,000 acres of critical lands along the east coast into southern Canada. However, OSI’s successes are about so much more than just sheer numbers. Read on for the highlights.



Views Mountain Lodge, NYHighlands' Scenic Favorite Saved

After ten years of effort, newly conserved land in the Hudson Highlands will protect drinking water resources for Orange County and safeguard a scenic natural area from regional development. The 416-acre “Mountain Lodge” property, purchased by OSI will buffer the Highlands Trail and the Long Path.


Mount Rascal Bill Rawlyk photoPreserving a Piece of History

Two newly-conserved tracts of land in northeastern New Jersey’s Mount Rascal Preserve protect drinking water for the New Jersey Highlands and preserve part of a valuable historic landmark for the public. The land, totaling 112-acres and located just outside Hackettstown, NJ, protects the Preserve’s namesake wooded mountain summit, and preserves a portion of the historic Morris Canal.