Report touts value of land conservation in mid-Hudson

Open space in the mid-Hudson saves residents nearly $3.5 billion annually by providing water, supporting pollinators, and reducing infrastructure costs, carbon emissions, climate change and ecosystem instability like flooding.

That’s the conclusion of a new report, “Adding Value: Open Space Conservation in the Mid-Hudson Valley,” by SUNY New Paltz and the Regional Plan Association, a nonprofit urban research and advocacy organization.

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