The 44-mile-long Beaverkill River is a quiet Catskills fishing stream and tributary of the East Branch of the Delaware River. From its place atop the Delaware watershed, water quality in the Beaverkill River has broad implications for downstream communities.
To curb fragmentation of this pristine and extremely biodiverse landscape, we launched a bold goal of protecting the Beaverkill Valley.
Protecting our water
Beginning with the purchase of former Boy Scout camps 40 years ago, we:
- acquired more than 18,500 acres of scenic forest in the Beaverkill Valley—a place where OSI has been preserving open space for the last 40 years.
- protected more than eight miles of the Beaverkill River.
- preserved more than 11,000 acres in the Beaverkill by acquiring conservation easements