open space

USGS Cheryl Hapke / National Park Service via AP

New legislation proposed in New York would set a state goal of conserving at least 30% of land by 2030.

Courtesy of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would help cities and towns raise money to purchase land to preserve as open space.

Controversy in Rowayton, Conn. divides community

Jul 14, 2014
Kaomi Goetz

A private property in coastal Rowayton, Connecticut is stirring up controversy. A land trust wants to preserve the half-acre site as a bird sanctuary and protect the surrounding tidal estuary. But others aren’t happy with the details.