NYS DEC Adds 241 New Acres to Catskill Preserve
In a press release last week, the New york State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that they had recently acquired 241 new acres of land to the Catskill Area Preserve.
"New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the acquisition of 241 acres in the Catskills, including 208 acres adjoining existing Forest Preserve lands in the Bluestone Wild Forest that will preserve critical open space and expand recreational opportunities to support the local economy. The purchases of the two properties were made possible through a partnership with the Open Space Institute (OSI) and $758,000 from New York's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).
"New Yorkers will have new opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Catskills thanks to these significant acquisitions, which will expand our trail network to connect the Jockey Hill and Onteora Lake properties in the Bluestone Wild Forest and protect critical habitat in the town of Warwarsing," Commissioner Seggos said. "We are grateful to our partners at the Open Space Institute and the Woodstock Land Conservancy, and for Governor Andrew Cuomo's continued commitment to the Environmental Protection Fund and other significant investments in forest conservation and preservation."
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