A front page article in The New York Times caught my eye last Friday:
“Lower Prices Aid In Conservation: Some See Silver Lining to Dip in Real Estate.”
Writer Leslie Kaufman explained:
“[There’s] a green lining of sorts in a credit crisis that has depressed real estate prices, prompted foreclosures and derailed development projects across the nation.”
Plummeting real estate prices have made it possible for conservationists to buy land that was out of their reach just a year ago.
“[P]urchases by conservationists and state and local governments assure that thousands of acres will be put aside in perpetuity for parks, watershed protection or simply preservation of open space.”
We reached out to four photographers who have documented some of the spaces described in Kaufman’s article and asked them to share their work with MatadorChange readers.