Conservation Advisory Council
Conservation Advisory Council Roundtable
Wednesday, April 2, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Trinity United Methodist Church – 555 Joslen Blvd, Greenport, NY 12534
Beth Roessler, Riparian Buffer Coordinator with the Hudson River Estuary Program has been invited to speak about streams, stream buffers and “Trees for Tribs” planting projects. Stream buffers are important to maintaining healthy streams and water quality. Several CACs and other groups in the Hudson Valley have undertaken Trees for Tribs projects to restore stream buffers, and Beth has a wealth of information to share from this highly successful program. After the presentation, members of CACs and those in the process of forming CACs will share their progress, followed by general discussion.
This event is free and open to the public. R.S.V.P. is preferred to help plan for seating and refreshments. Contact Christine Vanderlan, 518.392.5252, ext. 208.
Conservation Advisory Councils (CAC) play a valuable role in advising towns on issues related to groundwater, wildlife habitat, open space, scenic views and more. This is the sixth in a series of Roundtables held throughout the year to share news about CAC activities and related topics. You are welcome whether you are a CAC member or an interested resident.
Following CLC’s introductory CAC workshop in January 2011, four new CAC’s have been formed in the county and discussions are underway for two more. The CAC’s keep in touch with each other through CLC’s Roundtable series where they share information on their activities advising local planning boards, mapping habitat, conducting open space inventories, and writing reports on topics ranging from the environmental aspects of cellular towers to road salt issues.
Basics of a Conservation Advisory Council
Is your town talking about groundwater, wildlife, opportunities for hiking and fishing, or even scenic views? A Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) can help.
New York’s Municipal Law enables town boards to appoint a CAC to advise town agencies, especially “time-strapped” planning boards, on issues related to natural resources.
This page is a virtual meeting place for Columbia County Conservation Advisory Councils and any residents who may be interested in their work or how to form one.
- Take a look at how some local towns make use of their CACs.
- See below for resources from past CAC events.
- See the Planning Resources page for additional websites with helpful planning and conservation resources.
- Post recommended websites and resources in the comments section.
CLC has produced a brochure about Conservation Advisory Councils written for the benefit of town boards. To receive copies, or to be placed on our e-list for events, workshops, and community planning news, contact Christine Vanderlan, Community Projects Manager, at 518.392.5252, ext 208.