Protection of the property completes years-long goal of connecting Saratoga County to the Adirondack Park, ensuring long-term recreational and wildlife habitat connectivity.
Re-Posted from the Open Space Institute
Lake Luzerne (December 2, 2021)— The Open Space Institute today announced a land protection success that will, for the first time, provide a direct recreational and habitat connection between Saratoga County, Moreau Lake State Park and, ultimately, the Adirondack Park. The newly protected land completes OSI’s years-long goal of creating the corridor of protected land in one of the fastest-growing regions in the state.
OSI purchased the newly protected, 60-acre “Moreau Lake Connector” property from Margie French, who owned the land for more than 40 years before selling the parcel to OSI. The property is situated in Warren County between the southeastern boundary of the Adirondack Park and Moreau Lake State Park. It is adjacent to Ralph Road State Forest and more than 1,260 acres of OSI’s “West Mountain” acquisition to the north and Moreau Lake State Park, which OSI has more than doubled in size, to the south.
The property is located at the north end of the southern Palmertown Range and is part of OSI’s ongoing work in the area to connect the southern Palmertown near Saratoga Springs to the Adirondack foothills.
“With the permanent protection this property, a years-long effort to link Saratoga County to the Adirondack Park is finally taking shape – and with that we are helping to strengthen connections to the land and connections between communities,” said Kim Elliman, OSI’s president and CEO. “With access to trails and open space at a premium, particularly in highly developed areas, it’s critical that green corridors be created and protected for public recreation, community health, and the protection of wildlife.”
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