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Open Space Institute eNews

  • March 2024: New trails, newly-protected land, new opportunities

    OSI helps Marbletown, NY preserve scenic farmland for a new community trail; protecting endangered mollusk habitat and significant historical land in South Carolina; new upgrades to the O&W Trail as Growing Greenways work continues; and more.

  • February 2024: Protecting forests, barrier island, and everywhere in between

    A multistage acquisition protects a pristine barrier island in South Carolina; announcing a grant opportunity for emerging Hudson Valley environmental leaders; a new report quantifying the benefits of forest protection on clean water; and more.

  • January 2024: Conservation victories to kick off the new year

    Kicking the year off with victories for people, wildlife and clean water including a new community forest in Saratoga; 170 acres in Orange County, NY; 360 acres on Maine's Sebago Lake; meaningful acquisitions in South Carolina; and more.

  • November 2023: Protecting land, creating parks, and assessing community needs

    Updates about a new urban park in North Charleston, SC; surveying community needs Kingston, NY; OSI’s latest Shawangunk Ridge acquisitions; 700 acres for carbon storage in Maine; and more.

  • October 2023: Conservation achievements from Maine to South Carolina

    Celebrating the opening of the nation's newest wildlife refuge in Tennessee; expanding access to the Shawangunk Ridge in the Hudson Valley; supporting the protection of land for wildlife integrating traditional Indigenous land use; and more.

  • September 2023: Land for climate, clean water, and more.

    Explore OSI's Growing Greenways Plan in a new, multimedia Story Map. Plus, celebrating the rematriation of ancestral lands in NJ to indigenous ownership; $450,000 in grant funds to land trusts across the U.S.; improvements at Fahnestock, and more.

  • August 2023: An Action-Packed August at the Open Space Institute

    OSI completes work on Minnewaska's High Point Carriage Road; launching work on the O&W Rail Trail in NY's Ulster and Orange Counties; celebrating the expansion of Wee Tee State Forest in South Carolina; newly conserved lands in TN, NH, and more.

  • July 2023: July is Jumping at OSI

    A new report details OSI's commitment to equity in our work to make land more accessible and inviting for everyone; a new partnership to protect lands significant to the Catawba Nation in SC; land for clean water in NY and NJ; and more.

  • June 2023: Sweet Summer Successes

    Updates on OSI's Growing Greenways vision plan, a collaboration with the USDA to upgrade the National Forest Carbon Monitoring System data, honors for the Black River Master Plan in SC, announcing the 2023 McHenry Award winners, and more.

  • 2022 Annual Report

    Announcing publication of the Open Space Institute’s 2022 Annual Report.

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