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.
‘Streams 101′ will be on Thursday, April 30th, at 5:30 pm, at Fellowship Hall, Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack. 88 Route 9H, Claverack, NY 12513.
This training covers how streams naturally flow on the land, how streams respond to disturbance, and the problems that can arise in streams, especially during flood events. Presentations will also include case studies and useful planning tools and resources to assist municipalities in adapting and becoming more resilient to future flood events. Municipal training credits will be offered. This free event is sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia / Greene Counties, and the Hudson River Estuary Program.
For more information, contact Christine Vanderlan, 518 392 5252, ext 208.
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
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.