Romanek, Roosa Gap, Long PathMore on the Shawangunk Ridge

OSI's newest acquisition along the southern Shawangunk Ridge expands public access for hiking, camping and hunting. The property, consisting of 88 acres of forestland located in far eastern Sullivan County, buffers the Long Path and opens the possibility of a new trailhead.


Shawangunk Valley Farm by Steve JordanKey New Paltz Byway Preserved

Realizing one of New Paltz’s top conservation goals, OSI acquired farmland, recognized as the bucolic backdrop to New Paltz and one of the first and best views for travelers heading west along Rt. 299 from town. The transaction will preserve the agricultural landscape and establish a framework to link the town with the Shawangunk Ridge, creating a premier recreational corridor.


Abby Presentation 2015Climate Change on the Road

While State of Florida employees may not be permitted to refer to climate change in official communications, OSI staff members are actively involved in raising awareness of the issue in the land trust community.