OSI launched the New Jersey Land Protection Loan Fund in
2003 operating in ecologically critical areas that are defined as the highest priorities by
New Jersey's conservation community: the Highlands of the northwest;
the Pinelands; the Barnegat Bay watershed; and the Delaware Bay Shore
In 2011, the Bayshore Highlands Fund was created to support projects that accelerate strategic land conservation in the New Jersey Bayshore and the Pennsylvania Highlands.
The Resilient Landscapes Initiative addresses climate change in two Mid-Atlantic regions that
support wildlife adaptation to climate change: the Potomac Headwaters in Virginia and West Virginia and the
Highlands and Kittatinny Ridge.
OSI Mid-Atlantic Grant Funds
The Bayshore Highlands Fund provides grants and loans for land conservation projects
that conserve wildlife habitat, provide outdoor
recreational access, protect clean water, or preserve farm and
OSI will provide $5.5 million in capital grants in four regions that support wildlife adaptation to climate change: Potomac Headwaters, Highlands and Kittatinny Ridge, Middle Connecticut River and Southern NH-ME Forests .