OSI's Conservation Capital program seeks to accelerate the rate and
effectiveness of conservation by providing grants and short-term,
low-cost bridge loans for land transactions in selected landscapes in
the eastern United States. OSI helps projects that enhance existing
conservation lands, help to channel or redirect development away from
sensitive natural areas or that will protect open spaces under immediate
threat of being developed.
Conservation Funds and Research
From northern New England and southern Canadian border to the Southern Appalachians and into Georgia, OSI is working with partners to create capital and protect more lands.
To be successful, the land conservation movement needs tools and strategies in order to protect critical open spaces. OSI's research brings practical solutions to the land use challenges facing practitioners, funders and policy-makers in the 21st century.