Huckleberry Ridge State Forest Expanded
The Open Space Institute, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and the Orange County Land Trust have purchased 435 acres of scenic forestland on the southern Shawangunk Ridge, close to New York’s border with New Jersey, that will be added to the Huckleberry Ridge State Forest.
Once the property became available for purchase, the three organizations worked quickly to raise the $1.7 million purchase price. At a time when New York’s finances continue to be constrained, the groups combined forces to purchase a property that had long been targeted for protection by the DEC.
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