Landowner Resource News

Woods in Your Backyard Webinars and Field Trip

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October 1, 2014; 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Webinar
October 8, 2014; 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Webinar
October 15, 2014; 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Webinar
October 18, 2014; 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Field Trip, Location TBD

As the woods become vibrant with color this fall, the Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension are offering landowners an opportunity to grow their knowledge with Woods in Your Backyard – Taking Action to Create and Enhance Natural Areas on Your Property.
Participants attend three webinars (October 1, 8, 15 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm) followed by a field trip to visit private forest properties (October 18th). Assure your space by registering by September 22.  For details and registration, click here or contact Diana Bryant.

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Congressman Chris Gibson Provides Leadership for Conservation Easement Incentive Act

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The Columbia Land Conservancy applauds Congressman Chris Gibson for co-sponsoring the Conservation Easement Incentive Act, H.R. 2807.  The bill was adopted by the full House of Representatives as part of the America Gives More Act, H.R. 4719. The Conservation Easement Incentive Act has been the number one legislative priority for the land trust community for several years. It makes it possible for people of modest financial means who own property with high conservation value to be able to afford to permanently protect their land.

“Conservation easements [...] have led to a significant increase in the acreage of protected farms and forests across the country—properties that benefit all of us through their agricultural productivity and natural beauty,” said Congressman Gibson.  Gibson, who has been a leader on conservation issues in the House, specifically thanked CLC for our efforts in farmland protection and habitat conservation.
To learn more about conservation easements, and CLC’s efforts, click here.
To learn more about the Conservation Easement Incentive Act, click here.

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You and Your Forest #7

The seventh installment of the “You and Your Forest Letter Series” from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County is now available. The letters build on each other to create a greater understanding of silviculture and forest stewardship.

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You and Your Forest #6

The sixth installment of the “You and Your Forest Letter Series” from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County is now available. The letters build on each other to create a greater understanding of silviculture and forest stewardship.

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You and Your Forest #5

The fifth installment of the “You and Your Forest Letter Series” from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County is now available. The letters build on each other to create a greater understanding of silviculture and forest stewardship.

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You and Your Forest #4

The fourth installment of the “You and Your Forest Letter Series” from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County is now available. The letters build on each other to create a greater understanding of silviculture and forest stewardship.

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You and Your Forest #3

The third installment of the “You and Your Forest Letter Series” from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County is now available. The letters build on each other to create a greater understanding of silviculture and forest stewardship.

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