FREEPORT, ME—The Open Space Institute (OSI) and its partners have added nearly 2,800 acres of previously unprotected land to nature preserves across Northern New England though a series of targeted conservation projects. The lands, prized for their climate resilience, will help protect land for people, plants and wildlife even as the world warms.
These recently completed transactions, made possible through OSI’s Resilient Landscapes Fund, build on the 8,360 acres OSI has previously helped protect through the Fund along the East coast since 2012.
“With a changing climate, we aim to save the natural strongholds that will continue to retain or attract plants and animals not only today, but far into the future as well,” said Peter Howell, OSI’s executive vice president. “We congratulate our partners on their protection of these amazing places, forever.”
The recently-conserved properties are: