New York Purchases Conservation Rights to 89,000 Acres of Land!

It’s a very exciting day for us, and I think a really strategic investment by the state of New York in the Adirondack economy, and really, the tourism economy of the state,” said Michael T. Carr, executive director of the Adirondack chapter of the Nature Conservancy.

Today, the state of New York paid $30 million to secure extensive conservation rights on 89,000 acres of forest in the Adirondacks, another big step toward protecting lands once owned by the Finch paper company. In exchange for the payment, the state got a legal document known as a conservation easement from the Nature Conservancy, the environmental group that in the past several years brokered a complex deal to save a huge bloc of Finch lands from development. To read the rest of this article, click here.

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