Land Use Education and Events

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CLC sponsors education and training programs on land use topics for municipal officials, volunteer boards, and community groups. These sessions are designed to equip communities with the information and skills needed to review, revise, and apply land use regulations and practices.
These trainings offer a way for members of local planning boards to meet their requirements for training. Past topics have ranged from how to incorporate biodiversity in land use planning decisions to presentations on groundwater, stormwater management, and green infrastructure.

Upcoming Training:

Our next training date has not been set yet – stay tuned!
For information about upcoming trainings, contact Christine Vanderlan, 518 392 5252, ext 208.

Latest Training:

September 29, 2014
Woodlands, Wetlands, and Water: What Local Decision-makers Need to Know

Links to the presentations:
Columbia County Woodlands: An Essential Resource,” Marilyn Wyman, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Wetland Conservation: What Do We Have to Lose?” Laura Heady, Hudson River Estuary Program

Local Tools and Strategies for Protecting Your Forests and Wetlands,” Ingrid Haeckel, Hudson River Estuary Program

Recommended Resources:
A Municipal Official’s Guide to Forestry in New York State. Includes resources for municipalities interested in protecting forests and wetlands

Conserving Small Wetlands in the Hudson Valley
This NYSDEC web page has some general information as well as a link to a list of resources on wetland conservation.

Liquidity: The Value of Wetlands
A 25-minute documentary film created by The Wetlands Protection Fund Advisory Committee for the Town and Village of New Paltz.

Conserving Natural Areas and Wildlife in Your Community

Tools for Protecting Nature in Your Community

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