FOS to Purchase 70 Acres!

What an opportunity! The Shawangunk Conservancy (TSC) has embarked on a new land acquisition project in the Northern Shawangunks. The approximately 77-acre parcel is part

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OSI Acquires Over a Thousand Acres in the Town of Wawarsing

Protection of the property part of a long-term goal to connect the Shawangunk Ridge and Catskill Park for recreation and wildlife. The Open Space Institute (OSI) today announced the permanent protection of land in the Town of Wawarsing. Completion of the project marks a critical step in establishing a green corridor between the Catskill Park and the Shawangunk Ridge. The property will safeguard local sources of clean drinking water; provide critical wildlife habitat; expand recreational options into the future; and, through its capture and storage of carbon, aid in efforts to fight climate change. OSI purchased the more than 1,000-acre “Shawangunk-Catskill Connector” property from T&T Associates, Inc. for $2.3 million. The property is situated in Ulster County between the southern boundary of the Catskill Park and the northwestern boundary of the Shawangunk Ridge. Now protected from future development, the acquisition is a critical step toward establishing regional trail connectivity of forested lands. “With the permanent protection of this property, a years-long effort to link the Catskill Park to the Shawangunk Ridge is finally taking shape,” said Kim Elliman, OSI’s president and CEO. “In fast growing regions like Ulster County, it is becoming increasingly important for OSI to identify conservation opportunities,

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