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Using Natural Resource Inventories for Community Planning - Orange County EMS Center

Updated: Apr 28, 2023





Planning for Nature in Your Community, hosted by the DEC Monday, May 1, 6:30-8:30pm at the Emergency Services Center, Classroom 1.

If you are interested in attending, please be sure to sign up as space is limited.


Planning for Nature in Your Community Workshops

In-person trainings sponsored by the Hudson River Estuary Program


Which natural areas are most vital in my community? How do we plan for a future that sustains nature and quality of life for residents? What types of conservation policies have been successful in other communities?


This workshop will address these questions and introduce approaches for conserving natural areas and water resources from the town-wide scale to the site level. Drawing on Hudson Valley examples, presentations will cover:

  • Natural resource inventories and conservation planning;

  • Using natural resource information in local project reviews; and

  • Municipal policies such as conservation overlay zones and critical environmental areas. 

The training is especially designed for members of planning and zoning boards, conservation advisory councils, elected officials, and others involved in open space and nature conservation at the local level. Those who are new to local government or conservation are encouraged to attend. Certificates for two hours of municipal training credit will be available.


The workshop is free of charge and is being offered in four locations. Please register to attend.


Monday, May 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Orange County Emergency Services Center, Goshen, Orange County Monday, May 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Columbia-Greene Community College, Greenport, Columbia County



Speakers:


Ingrid Haeckel, Conservation and Land Use Specialist, Hudson River Estuary Program/Cornell

Christine Vanderlan, Conservation and Land Use Specialist, Hudson River Estuary Program/Cornell

Gretchen Stevens, Director of Biodiversity Resources Center, Hudsonia Ltd.


For questions, contact Ingrid Haeckel at (845) 256-3829 Planning for Nature in Your Community Workshops In-person trainings sponsored by the Hudson River Estuary Program

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