2008

Open Space Institute Announces Loan to Appel Farm Arts and Music Center for Conservation Easement in New Jersey  6/17/2008

OSI Protects Scenic Davis-Arrowhead Farm: Victory for the Rondout and for New York State, New York, NY - 6/2/2008

DEC ANNOUNCES STATE PURCHASE OF 330 ACRES IN THE CATSKILL PARK: Acquisitions Protect Resources, Enhance Recreation on Overlook Mountain - 6/2/2008

Conservation Forestry Network Hosts Workshop on Managing Forests for Multiple Values in the Southern Cumberland Plateau, New York, NY - 5/27/2008

Open Space Institute, Campus Auxiliary Services (SUNY) and NYCDEP Come to Terms on Future of Ashokan Field Campus, New York, NY - 5/12/2008

The Preservation League of New York State’s 2008 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award honors OSI for MacNaughton Cottage in Adirondacks, New  York, NY 5/5/2008 

WHAT DO CONSERVATION EASEMENTS CONSERVE? New Report from the Open Space Institute and the Wildlife Conservation Society Probes Biodiversity Protection in the Northern Forest, New York, NY - 5/ 5/2008

Finding Farmers: Latest in extensive campaign to protect rural character in the Rondout Valley -Brooks/Misner Farm, New York, NY - 4/18/2008 

OSI Awards Grant to Georgia Land Trust for Conservation Easements in Northwest Georgia,
New York, NY - 4/17/2008

OSI Honors Leonard Lauder with The 2008 Land Conservation Award and The Barnabas McHenry Hudson River Valley Awards Announced,
New York, NY- 4/9/2008

Governor Paterson and the Legislature Agree to Record Funds for the Environment, New York, NY 
4/7/2008

OSI's 4-H Camp Pine Purchase Allows Public Access to World-Renowned Fishing
New York, NY - 4/4/2008

OSI Protects Historic Osterhoudt Farm in Stone Ridge: Latest in campaign to protect rural character in the Rondout Valley, New York, NY - 3/31/2008

OSI Adds 6,800 acres to Adirondack Forest Preserve Permanent Protection for Tahawus New York, NY-2/20/2008

Lake George Land Conservancy and Open Space Conservancy to Protect 1,423 Acres in Lake George Basin - Bolton Landing, NY - 1/14/2008

 

2007

 

2007 OSI's Year In Review- New York - 12/1/2007

Three OSI Farm Projects Awarded State Grants-New York -12/20/2007

Three Farms Saved in the Rondout Valley Latest Growing Effort - Ulster County - 11/8/2007

Partnering for Conservation:OSI and Lyndhurst Foundation Join Forces - 10/15/2007

Conservation Loan Protects Key Parcel in Southern Appalachians - Newland, NC - 10/15/2007

Open Space Institute receives WVLT's 2007 Land Conservation Award - Ulster County - 9/9/2007

Open Space Institute is asked to Provide Testimony at the Plum Creek Hearings- Maine - 9/7/2007

Open Space Institute Leading Eighth Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble Events - 8/27/2007

Open Space Conservancy Selected for National Accreditation Pilot - 8/20/2007

Land Trusts and State Team Up To Protect Egerton Family Farm in Berkshires - 8/8/2007

Praise for Governor Spitzer for Signing Critical Environmental Legislation:
Environmental Protection Fund Increased to $300 million by 2009 - 7/18/2007


OSI Helps Protect 900 Acres in the Berkshires
Contested land contains old growth forests and Lower Spectacle Pond - 7/6/2007


OSI Protects Successful Dairy Farm in the Catskill Watershed - 7/2/2007

OSI Provides Major Loan to the Nature Conservancy for 161,000-acre Finch Pruyn Land Purchase - 6/18/2007

OSI and Finch Pruyn Land Exchange in the Adirondacks Conserves Recreation and Working Forest Lands - 6/6/2007

Greenmarket Farm Permanently Protected
4/30/2007


Barnabas McHenry Receives Open Space Institute Land Conservation Award
4/26/2007


The Open Space Institute Purchases Arden House and 450 Acres from Columbia University
4/16/2007


Highlands Conservation Act Funded for the First Time - $2 Million provided for land conservation projects in the region
3/22/2007


OSI Loan Helps Preserve 150 Acres of Watershed Land in Frenchtown
3/16/2007


Two Farms Campaign Declared a Success: 180 Acres of New Paltz Farmland Protected
3/16/2007


OSC Provides $461,000 Loan to Protect Shawangunk Ridge Parcel
2/15/2007


Balancing Conservation and Development in Maine's North Woods: OSI releases its Analysis of Plum Creek's Moosehead Lake Development Plan
1/25/2007


Heart of the Shawangunks: Permanently Protected - Open Space Institute Announces Transfer of 3800 acres to New York State's Minnewska State Park Preserve
1/24/2007


OSI Provides $2.5 Million Loan to Protect Grafton Notch in Maine
1/3/2007

 

2006


Western Massachusetts Farm Protected From Development
12/27/2006


2006 - The Year In Review
12/21/2006


Open Space Institute Commends Governor Pataki For Reaching One Million Acre Mark in Open Space Protection
12/21/2006


Conservation Continues at Sterling Forest
12/12/2006


OSI Acquisition of Harpster Property Expands Bashakill Protection
12/12/2006


44 Acres on the Beaverkill River Protected by Open Space Easements
11/22/2006


Open Space Institute Announces Loan to Protect Key Watershed and Endangered Species in the New Jersey Highlands
10/25/2006


Conservation Forestry Network and USDA Forest Service Announce Formal Partnership and Workshop to Promote Ecological Forestry
10/10/2006


Open Space Conservancy Makes $1.8 million Loan for Creation of Hickory Nut Gorge State Park in western North Carolina
8/16/2006


Released by the Governor's Office: GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES 188-ACRE ACQUISITION AT THACHER STATE PARK
Property Agreement Expands Public Access to Recreation along Helderberg Ecarpment in Albany County
8/3/2006


FROM BUILDING COMMUNITIES TO PROTECTING OPEN SPACE:
Veteran Nonprofit Underwriter Joins OSI’s Conservation Loan Program
6/23/2006


Open Space Institute and Partners Permanently Potect Seldom Rest Farm in Orange County - 6/23/2006

Open Space Institute Awarded NYS Conservation Partnership Program Grant - 6/14/2006

OPEN SPACE INSTITUTE CELEBRATES REOPENING OF VAN BUREN HOMESTEAD IN KINDERHOOK, NEW YORK:
Lindenwald, home of the 8th U.S. President, is focal point of OSI’s agricultural conservation strategy
- 5/18/2006


OPEN SPACE INSTITUTE CELEBRATES EARTH DAY WITH “TRAIN TO THE TRAIL” GUIDE
New brochure recommends outdoor escapes that can be reached without a car, lessening dependence on air polluting fossil fuels - 4/19/2006


The Two Farms Benefit Concert: Saving Farms with Music and Dance - 4/3/2006

Conservationists Celebrate Landmark Acquisition in The Gunks - 3/17/2006

OPEN SPACE INSTITUTE RELEASES PLUM CREEK FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
Financial Model Can Assess Plum Creek Concept Plan And Alternative Development Scenarios in Moosehead Lake Region - 3/16/2006


OSI’s Western Massachusetts Loan Fund Helps Protect Parcel in New Salem
Acquisition will Preserve Local Character and Ensure Protection of Key Watershed - 3/8/2006


Open Space Institute and Mohonk Preserve Announce Protection of Historic Parcel in Gardiner, N.Y. - 2/7/2006

OSI and Partners Initiate Analysis of Development Proposal by Plum Creek - 1/23/2006

OPEN SPACE INSTITUTE HELPS PROTECT STILLWATER ACREAGE BORDERED BY SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Projects complement earlier acquisitions to protect Saratoga Battlefield and increasingly threatened farmland in Saratoga County - 1/19/2006


Open Space Institute Acquires Adirondacks Property as Addition to Split Rock Wild Forest - 1/19/2006

DEC ANNOUNCES PRESERVATION OF 43 ACRES IN ALBANY COUNTY
Parcel Will Be A New Addition To DEC’s Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

(This release Distributed By New York State Department of Environmental Conservation) - 1/6/2006


OSI Loan Helps Protect Historic Farmland in Western Massachusetts - 1/2/2006

 

2005


New Website Explores Last Great Wilderness - 12/13/2005

OSI Campaigns To Protect Two Farms in Shawangunks - 12/1/2005

OSI's Northern Forest Protection Fund Helps Land Trusts Protect Moose Mountain in New Hampshire - 11/10/2005

OSI Launches New Conservation Finance Program and Announces first loan in Western Massachusetts - 11/10/2005

Open Space Institute Announces Annual Land Conservation Awards - 11/9/2005

Open Space Institute Announces Loans For Conservation In New Jersey - 10/6/2005

Open Space Institute Announces Shawangunk Ridge Addition at Western Gateway - 9/30/2005

OSI Celebrates 40 Years of Conservation - 9/21/2005
Open Space Institute Announces $10 Million Loan Fund for Southern Appalachian Mountains - 8/10/2005

Marc Hunt Joins OSI To Coordinate New Southern Appalachians Program - 8/10/2005

1,568 Acres in NC Mountains: $16 Million View from the World's Edge: Priceless - 8/9/2005

Open Space Institute Announces Workshop Series To Focus On Improving Management of Working Forests - 8/1/2005

Open Space Institute Celebrates Putnam County in Summer Issue of OPEN SPACE - 7/21/2005

Open Space Institute and Mohonk Preserve Announce Collaboration To Protect Coxing Kill Bottomlands - 7/20/2005

Open Space Institute Advances Beaverkill-Delaware Conservation Strategy and Announces Protection of 929 Acres at Camp Eureka in Sullivan and Delaware Counties - 7/12/2005

Open Space Institute Announces New Conservation Funding Program For The Environment: Fund Will Protect Working Landscapes and Open Space in Western Massachusetts - 6/28/2005

Open Space Institute Announces Study Highlighting Conservation Challenges and Opportunities in Western Massachusetts - 6/28/2005

Open Space Institute Announces Loan For Expansion of New Jersey Pinelands Refuge - 6/20/2005

Open Space Institute Announces Easement To Protect Historic Catskills Farm in Sullivan County - 6/13/2005

Putnam Voters Get Historic Opportunity to Approve Open Space Bond - 5/4/2005

Open Space Institute Protects Orange County Farm - 4/27/2005

OSI Teams Up With The Center for Discovery to Protect Catskills Farm - 4/27/2005

Open Space Institute Announces Shawangunk Ridge Addition at Western Gateway - 3/14/2005

Open Space Institute Announces Strategic Acquisition at Storm King Mountain - 3/14/2005

Open Space Institute Announces Acquisition of Three Hundred Acres on the Shawangunk Ridge at “Gobbler’s Knob” - 3/14/2005

Leading Force for American Environment will Pass the Torch in 2006 - NRDC President John Adams Welcomes Frances Beinecke as Successor (Release Courtesy of Natural Resources Defense Council - NRDC) - 3/10/2005

Open Space Institute Announces Sprawl Study
Report Finds Capital Region Not Prepared for Growth
- 2/18/2005


Northern Forest Protection Fund Awarded Grants To Expand Land Protection Program - 1/24/2005

Conference Looks at New Trends in Agriculture - 1/7/2005

Open Space Institute Protects 665-Acre Tract in Hudson Highlands - 1/7/2005

Northern Forest Protection Fund Has Role in Protecting 104,000-acres in Adirondacks - 1/5/2005

 

2004


Nature Conservancy, Open Space Institute, and Adirondack Council Applaud Senators Clinton and Schumer for Senate Forest Legacy $2.5 Million for Tahawus - 9/16/2004

Open Space Institute Announces Grants to Acquire 75,000 acres of Forestland in Maine - 8/27/2004

Open Space Institute to receive Adirondack Council's Highest Honor in July 10 Ceremony at Fort Ticonderoga - 7/6/2004

Open Space Institute Helps to Finance Protection of 430 acres of land in central and southern New Jersey - 6/23/2004

Open Space Institute Helps to Finance Protection of Mirror Lake in New Hampshire - 6/21/2004

Poll Shows Strong Support for County Conservation Bond - 6/14/2004

Open Space Institute Acquires North Creek Property, Future Site of Museum - 6/11/2004

Our Eighth President Would Be Proud: Van Buren Farm Is Protected In Perpetuity and Tilled For Community Supported Agriculture
Open Space Institute Announces Sale of Farm, Subject to Conservation Easement - 4/2/2004


New Jersey Loan Fund Helps Protect "Heart Of The Pines" And Other Properties In Its First Year- 2/20/2004

Nature Conservancy, Open Space Institute, and Adirondack Council Applaud Bush Administration’s Proposal for FY2005 Forest Legacy Funding - 2/2/2004

Open Space Institute Purchases Additional Lands To Protect Stony Kill Falls - 1/9/2004

 

2003


OSI and Partners protect Westwood Property in Westchester County - 12/29/2003

Open Space Institute helps protect Stillwater Farm: Effort is part of greater Saratoga Land Protection Plan - 12/19/2003

Open Space Institute Launches Catskills Land Protection Program and Announces Third Acquisition - 12/17/2003

Open Space Institute Helps to Finance Protection of 37,000-acres in 100-Mile Wilderness in Western Maine - 12/15/2003

Open Space Institute and Woodstock Land Conservancy Announce Acquisitions to Launch Campaign to Protect Overlook Mountain - 11/24/2003

From the DEC office
DEC ANNOUNCES 12th ANNUAL ADIRONDACK STEWARDSHIP AWARD: Open Space Institute Recognized for Preservation of Adirondack Lands - 11/6/2003


Open Space Institute Announces Plans for “Dockside” Property - 10/27/2003

Open Space Institute Helps Protect Orange County Farm - 10/22/2003

Open Space Institute Develops New Conservation Loan Program, Welcomes New Staff - 10/22/2003

171,000-acre Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Property Permanently Conserved - 10/10/2003

The Nature Conservancy and Open Space Institute Announce Groundbreaking for Sam’s Point Preserve Conservation Center- 10/9/2003

Town of Greenport to Celebrate Opening of Town Park Acquired from Open Space Institute for $1 dollar: Festivities start at 11:15 am on Saturday, September 6th - 9/3/2003

Open Space Institute Welcomes Friends to Shawangunk Mt. Wild Blueberry & Huckleberry Festival in Ellenville, N.Y., on Saturday, August 23rd - 8/25/2003

Open Space Institute Acquires Historic Tahawus Tract, Capping Eight-Year Effort:
Deal will protect headwaters of Hudson River and site of Theodore Roosevelt’s “Midnight Ride” to the presidency in 1901 - 8/19/2003


Open Space Institute Protects Schunnemunk Ridge in Western Hudson Highlands
Acquisitions on July 1, 2003, preserve unrivaled vistas and scenic hiking trails just an hour from New York City - 7/1/2003


Environmental Community Loses Two of Its Best Advocates - 6/27/2003

Remembering Richard Pough - 6/25/2003

Open Space Institute Invites Community to Participate in Clean up/Community Event at Dockside on June 14th, 2003 - 6/2/2003

Land Groups and Town of New Scotland Team Up to Save Indian Ladder Farms - 5/15/2003

Open Space Institute Donates Trapps Lands To Mohonk Preserve - 4/7/2003

Open Space Institute Sells Glenclyffe Friary - 3/20/2003

Open Space Institute and Morris Land Conservancy Protect Land for Public Access
OSI Extends Bridge Loan To Protect Sussex County Land In Perpetuity - 3/13/2003


Former Industrial Site Reclaimed For Public Use
OSI to announce donation of waterfront park to Croton-on-Hudson on March 10 - 3/6/2003


Open Space Institute Protects Viewshed of Martin Van Buren National Historic Site - 2/14/2003

Open Space Institute Buys Land For Public Access
Acquisition Caps Twelve-Year Effort to Protect Hubbard-Perkins Conservation Area - 2/12/2003


OSI Protects Viewshed of Washington’s Headquarters, Nation’s First Historic Site - 2/5/2003

Open Space Institute and Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Announce New Funding Program For the Environment - 1/21/2003

Groups Collaborate to Preserve Historic Working Farm in Gardiner - 1/9/2003

 

2002


Open Space Institute Wins Historic Preservation Award - 12/6/2002

Open Space Institute Acquires Historic Parcel - 8/2/2002

Open Space Institute Protects 336 Acres on Helderberg Escarpment - 7/18/2002

Fund Rewards Sustainable Forestry in Northern Forest Land Conservation Projects - 7/1/2002

Open Space Institute Announces Donation of Land for Public Campground:
Appalachian Mountain Club to Create Campground at Trapps Gateway
- 6/26/2002


Sam's Point Ice Caves Re-opened to the public:
The Nature Conservancy and the Open Space Institute to Host Opening on June 15
- 6/11/2002


Farmland Protection - 3/27/2002

New Fund Supports Working Forests and Ecological Reserves in the Northern Forest - 1/2/2002

 

2001


New Fund Protects Working Farmland and Ecological Preserve in Northern Forest - 12/13/2001

Northern Forest Protection Awarded Grants 2001 - 12/13/2001

Open Space Institute Protects Access to Mineral Springs Falls, Black Rock Forest - 11/29/2001

Open Space Institute Protects Over 2,100 Acres on the Shawangunk Ridge- 8/9/2001

 

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