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The Marion River in Hamilton County, a tract that will be preserved by OSI.  (Photo:  OSI website)
The Marion River in Hamilton County, a tract that will be preserved by OSI. (Photo: OSI website)

Marion River Carry in Adirondacks preserved by OSI

An environmental group based in New York City has purchased an iconic parcel of land in Hamilton County known as the "Marion River Carry."

The Open Space Institute purchased the 295 acres in a deal that will help protect a popular canoe-carry trail linking Raquette Lake and Utowana Lake.

OSI president Kim Elliman released a statement this week saying that "the potential for development made the Marion River a higher, more immediate priority for conservation."  Go to full article
Joe Martens, OSI (Source:  APA
Joe Martens, OSI (Source: APA

OSI's Joe Martens: "We've got to start figuring out the (Adirondack Park) differently"

The Open Space Institute has helped to engineer some of the most important land conservation deals in the Adirondack Park over the last decade.

OSI financed the Tahawus purchase, which protected parts of the southern High Peaks. The group also helped fund the massive Finch, Pruyn deal worth more than $110 million.

But OSI executive director Joe Martens, who also heads the Olympic Regional Development Authority board, says the fiscal crisis in Albany is changing the rules for how the Park should be managed. Martens spoke in depth with NCPR's Adirondack bureau chief, Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Historic blast furnace at Tahawus iron mine
Historic blast furnace at Tahawus iron mine

Historic Adirondack Railroad Line Slated For Scrapyard

A Houston-based company called NL Industries plans to rip up more than twenty miles of railroad track in the central Adirondacks. The rail line runs from North creek to the Tahawus mine, which sits at the foot of the High Peaks. NL Industries hopes to sell the rails for scrap metal. Critics say the track should be preserved. As Brian Mann reports, there are also questions about how the rail-bed will be used.  Go to full article

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