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Research & Policy

Private Lands, Public Benefits in the Catskills (2011)

Photo Credit: Bob Stone

The four-county Catskill region is a study in economic and ecological complexity. Rich in natural resources, the region also faces serious economic challenges. This study shows that appropriately placed development can coexist with the region’s natural resources, bolstering opportunities for reliable, year-round employment.

OSI’s work, both this study and our real estate transactions, underscores the importance of
private landowners to the ecological health of the region. Read Private Lands, Public Benefits in the Catskills.

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