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From the October 2006 Conservationist

Land for the Future

By Jeff Mapes

Hikers take a rest at a scenic Adirondack overlook

In the past 11 years, New York State has invested almost $600 million to conserve nearly one million acres of open space, including important wildlife habitat, working farms and forests, and recreational resources such as lands for hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, trapping, and snowmobiling. The New York State Open Space Conservation Plan serves as the blueprint for protecting New York's diverse open space resources in partnership with local governments, not-for-profit conservation groups, and private citizens. This fall...

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Photo: Jim Clayton/DEC