The New York chapter of the Nature Conservancy has its spring/summer newsletter out, focusing on government relations work, and it’s chock-full of great reading that I’d like to pimp:
- Piecing together the Pipes Cove Puzzle
If you think protecting land and water is all about acquiring property, think again. Making the deal happen takes a lot of patience, partnerships, and persistence.
- Saving the Holy Grail of the Gunks
Nothing focuses the mind like the prospect of a high-end housing and a golf development in the middle of a pristine forest. Seven towns on the Shawangunk Ridge live to tell the story.
- Plan A: New York State’s Open Space Conservation Plan
The Plan serves as a “conservation wish list” consisting of natural resources, open spaces, and historical landmarks that the state and its partners would like to see protected.
- All Hands on Deck to Battle Aliens
Invasive species are spreading – from New York City to the Adirondacks, these invaders are costing New Yorkers hundreds of millions of dollars and harming some of the state’s most printine natural areas.
- News From Around the State