Mission: Nsolf is dedicated to preserving the character and natural beauty of the town of north salem, ny and the area around it by establishing land areas free from exploitation, development, and deterioration and by maintaining the environmental and ecological integrity of the area.
Programs: Preservation, maintenance and awareness of open land:- ownership of 26 parcels of land, totaling roughly 759 acres, and holding conservation easements over another 469 acres. These 1228 acres will remain preserved and undeveloped forever and most of this land is available to the public for walking, riding, cross-country skiing and other forms of passive recreation. - education of land stewards through a hands-on trail maintenance workshop and development of a comprehensive stewardship manual to aid in the monitoring activities on nsolf preserves. - introduction of a guided sunday morning hiking series on many of the preserves with land stewards and naturalists. - partnership with the north salem high school on the community garden venture.
North Salem Open Land Foundation is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means North Salem Open Land Foundation meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever.North Salem Open Land Foundation has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.