View from Top Cottage b Brett Cole 50 Years for Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCF), signed into law fifty years ago, this week, has been America’s most important conservation program for the past five decades. LWCF is responsible for protecting some of New York’s most important places, including the birthplace of the Appalachian Trail in Bear Mountain State Park, the far-reaching Gateway National Recreation Area and the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.

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CFN TN Lost CoveNew Grant Fund for Southeast

With a $6.2 million grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, OSI has launched the Southeast Resilient Landscapes Fund. The first round of grants for land acquisition will be in the Southern Cumberlands. Resilient sites are natural places likely to withstand the impact of climate change and offer refuge to a diverse array of plants and animals.

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Walkway over the Hudson photo: RoccoOSI Improves Access to Walkway

OSI recently acquired a half-acre parcel that runs adjacent to the Poughkeepsie entrance to the Walkway Over the Hudson. The Walkway Landing transaction will eventually lead to improved public amenities and access and allow the agency to create a base of operations and management.

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