When the first European settlers arrived in New York, they found a seemingly endless wilderness: an estimated 90 percent of the state was densely forested. But by the late 1800s, the Hudson Valley was already devoid of trees.
The Valley's conservation history has ebbed and flowed, with currents of degradation and restoration. This report gives a succinct account of the movement to protect the region's fragile environment, and shares OSI's legacy in protecting this invaluable place. Read Preserving the Legacy.