North Shore Land Alliance
receives 26-acre forest preserve from The Nature Conservancy and
a prestigious $20,000 grant from the Land Trust Alliance.
(Laurel Hollow, NY) – The
best land conservation involves partnerships, and several of
these led to the transfer of Fox Hollow Preserve from The Nature
Conservancy (TNC) to North Shore Land Alliance last week. The
two organizations, which in 2007 launched a management agreement
for four TNC preserves in northeastern Nassau County, have been
working together since the founding of the Land Alliance in
2003. The other three preserves, in Oyster Bay Cove, Upper
Brookville, and Old Brookville, will be transferred shortly. To
facilitate the transfer, the Land Alliance secured a $20,000
conservation transaction grant from the New York State
Conservation Partnership Program (CPP) to cover costs associated
with acquiring three of the preserves.
BENEFITS OF OPEN SPACE RELEASED
Long Island's preserved lands bring
$2.74 billion in annual benefits per year.
From tourism dollars to filtering
pollutants from air and water, a recent study conducted by the Trust
for Public Land, Rauch Foundation and LI Community Foundation places
economic value on Long Island parks, farmland and open space.
The Rauch Foundation and the Long
Island Community Foundation commissioned the report to quantify the
economic payoff from protecting the region's woods, streams and
meadows. Long Islanders have spent an estimated $1.5 billion
since the 1970s to preserve open space, according to the study's
authors, the Boston-based Trust for Public Land.
The complete study can be found at:
Benefits of Open Space
Introducing the NSLA
The North Shore
Land Alliance, Inc. ("NSLA")
is a land trust formed to protect and preserve,
in perpetuity, the green spaces, farmlands, wetlands, groundwater and
historical sites of Long Island's North Shore
for the enjoyment
and benefit of future generations and the protection and enhancement
of quality of life.
scenic, ecological and historical elements of the North Shore of
Long Island are rapidly being lost, due to the pace of real estate
development. With the need for open space protection so pressing,
concerned North Shore citizens have formed the North Shore Land
Alliance to promote conservation along Long Island's entire
The NSLA's designated area reaches from
the southern boundary of the Northern State Parkway to the shore of Long
Island Sound and from the western boundary of Nassau County to the
eastern boundary of Brookhaven Township.
The North Shore Land Alliance
is a tax-exempt organization designed to promote local land
conservation by working with individual landowners, local
communities, village-based land trusts and other conservation
organizations, as well as local and county governments. Services
landowners and other interested parties about ways to protect their land
including tax advantages donors receive for conservation.
individuals in determining and carrying out the best conservation solution for
their land including holding conservation easements or title to donated land.
to increase the effectiveness of village-based conservation organizations and
concerned communities of the North Shore by providing a step by step guide for
launching new efforts to preserve open space in North Shore Communities.
Matching funding sources with potential recipients and advocating creation of
additional tax incentives and public funding for conservation.
among North Shore residents of the need for and benefits of open space
conservation through community meetings, newspaper articles, and "The NSLA
stewardship services for conservation easements and preserves. Including
monitoring easements and preserves to ensure conformance to the provisions of
the easement or the deed.
The NSLA is a
membership-based organization seeking support from individuals, organizations,
and village-based conservation organizations for its work. Its board of trustees
is drawn from residents of villages along the North Shore. The Nature
Conservancy of Long Island provides supporting services to the NSLA. The NSLA is
a member of the Land Trust Alliance (a national organization of land trusts).
about the North Shore Land Alliance and its services, please contact,
Lisa Ott, President, at (516) 626-0908, Fax (516) 484-4419 or e-mail us at
email@example.com, or write us at the North Shore Land
Alliance, 151 Post Road, Old Westbury, New York 11568.