White House SealObama Highlights OSI's Resiliency Initiative

President Barack Obama’s Council on Environmental Quality announced new executive actions and a series of private and public sector commitments that will improve the management of our natural resources in the context of a changing climate and support investment in green infrastructure. OSI's Resilient Landscapes Initiative is highlighted in the press release. 


Merrill View from Black RockLargest Hudson Highlands Easement

Governor Andrew Cuomo, Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey, OSI and the Black Rock Forest Preserve announced the largest ever conservation easement in the Hudson Highlands.The easement on 3,777 acres of mountainous, undeveloped land was purchased by OSI from the Black Rock Forest Consortium and then donated to the state of New York, expanding public access in the area between Storm King and Schunnemunk State Parks.


Greg Miller Schneller Sam's Point Long Path.jpgShawangunk Ridge Legacy Lands

Seventy-five acres of rugged, undeveloped property bordering Minnewaska State Park Preserve has been acquired by the Open Space Institute. The property, which had been owned for decades by the Schneller family, is located on the southeastern boundary of the Sam’s Point section of the preserve.