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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Conservation Fund Buys Cowee Forest


From The Conservation Fund Press Release:

ALBANY, N.Y. —Today, The Conservation Fund announced its purchase of 23,053 acres of working forestland in New York, Vermont and Massachusetts. Known as Cowee Forest, the acquired lands provide critical connections to existing conserved areas and recreational resources, including access to the Taconic Crest Trail and the Rensselaer Plateau, as well as protection for important wildlife habitat within a short drive from Albany, New York, and Bennington, Vermont....


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According to a information provided by the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA),  "More than 15,000 of these acres are in Rensselaer County and over 9,000 are on the Rensselaer Plateau. The Conservation Fund plans to work with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the communities and local partners, such as RPA, to create and implement permanent protection strategies for the land." 

Kudos to the Conservation Fund and our own local Rensselaer Plateau Alliance for this wonderful conservation news.  

Click here for information on how you can become a member of the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance.