Map Reading for Local Planning and Resource Protection

March 30, 2017 5:30 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension

479 Route 66 Hudson

Members of planning and zoning boards, Conservation Advisory Councils, and other municipal committees or staff are invited to participate in an entry-level training using online map tools and a free version of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software for local planning purposes. Participants will receive and practice using a free data package compiled for Columbia County.  The package contains data commonly used to analyze the potential impacts of development projects, conduct SEQRA reviews, undertake comprehensive planning, and identify conservation priorities. It also includes tax parcels, soils, wetlands, floodplains, topography, and other data related to natural resources.

Participants must bring a laptop computer. The data package uses ESRI ArcReader Software. To check that you will be able to run the software, use this online utility. Information about system requirements will be sent to registrants. NOTE: The data package is not available for Apple computers.

Self-certification training credits will be offered to members of planning boards for 3.0 hours of training.  By attending, participants commit to (1) using these skills on behalf of their community and (2) sharing their new skills with fellow board and committee members.

The training is sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program.

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    Family Fun Day at Hand Hollow!

    May 28, 2017, 04:00 PM - 06:00 AM

    Hand Hollow Conservation Area 4079 County Route 9 New Lebanon

  • Join us to celebrate the wonders of Hand Hollow!

    Family Fun Day will include a beaver presentation from Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, a sheep herding demonstration from Wild Goose Chase, live music from the Mountain Laurel Band, free ice cream from Stewart’s, and fun games and activities for kids! Pack a picnic or come hungry and purchase food from Capital Q Smokehouse.

    This event is at capacity!

  • Om at Ooms with SuperSoul Yoga

    June 1, 2017, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Ooms Conservation Area At Sutherland Pond – Main Parking Area 480 Rock City Rd Chatham

  • Supersoul Yoga has teamed up with the Columbia Land Conservancy to support their similar initiatives of connection with and through nature. These classes are offered at Sutherland Pond in Ooms Conservation Area, with proceeds going to support the Columbia Land Conservancy, which works with the community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land; and The Foundation for Inspired Living, a non-profit established by Supersoul Farm to fund education in meditation, yoga, and permaculture farming.

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  • National Trails Day Work Party

    June 3, 2017, 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area 1452 Garage Place Road Ghent

  • Join us to help remove invasive weeds at Siegel-Kline Kill as part of ongoing volunteer efforts to create more pollinator and wildlife habitat at this site. Please wear boots and long pants. We’ll have all the tools you’ll need, but bring a pair of gardening gloves if you have them.

     

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  • Sip & Stroll: Beer & Bobolinks

    June 8, 2017, 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Ooms Conservation Area At Sutherland Pond – Main Parking Area 480 Rock City Rd Chatham

  • We’re pleased to announce our new Sip & Stroll series – casual evening walks with libations and information on a different topic, held every other month through the summer and fall.

    The first Stroll will take place at Ooms. Larry Federman from the Audubon Society will tell us more about why grassland birds are special and unique, and you’ll get to learn more about how CLC is managing the property for our flying friends. We’ll also have beer from Chatham Brewing.

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  • Om at Ooms with SuperSoul Yoga

    June 8, 2017, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Ooms Conservation Area At Sutherland Pond – Main Parking Area 480 Rock City Rd Chatham

  • Supersoul Yoga has teamed up with the Columbia Land Conservancy to support their similar initiatives of connection with and through nature. These classes are offered at Sutherland Pond in Ooms Conservation Area, with proceeds going to support the Columbia Land Conservancy, which works with the community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land; and The Foundation for Inspired Living, a non-profit established by Supersoul Farm to fund education in meditation, yoga, and permaculture farming.

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  • Early Morning Bird Walk

    June 10, 2017, 07:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Greenport Conservation Area Joslen Boulevard Greenport

  • Join CLC and Audubon educator Larry Federman on an early morning bird walk at Greenport Conservation Area! May is prime birding time for migration and there’s a variety of important habitat for nesting birds come spring. CLC will provide binoculars and bird guides but please bring your own if you have them, our supply is limited.

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  • Om at Ooms with SuperSoul Yoga

    June 15, 2017, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Ooms Conservation Area At Sutherland Pond – Main Parking Area 480 Rock City Rd Chatham

  • Supersoul Yoga has teamed up with the Columbia Land Conservancy to support their similar initiatives of connection with and through nature. These classes are offered at Sutherland Pond in Ooms Conservation Area, with proceeds going to support the Columbia Land Conservancy, which works with the community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land; and The Foundation for Inspired Living, a non-profit established by Supersoul Farm to fund education in meditation, yoga, and permaculture farming.

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  • Celebrate National Pollinator Week

    June 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Cornell Cooperative Extension 479 Route 66 Hudson

  • Join us for this Kick Off event to celebrate National Pollinator Week. The Cornell Cooperative Extension and The Master Gardeners of Columbia and Greene Counties invite you to celebrate with a fun day of classes and activities. National Pollinator week is June 19th – 25th but we are so excited about this that we are starting early. This event is also one of several CCE events recognizing this centennial year of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Columbia and Greene counties.

    Since 2013 CCE’s Master Gardener volunteers have been promoting “Bee Part of the Solution, plant a pollinator garden”. Over 200 people have signed up so far and we invite you to join us on this journey to promote a healthy planet.

    View more details here.

    For additional information, call the CCE Education Center in Hudson at 518.828.3346, ext. 100 or email Emily at ew387@cornell.edu

    Pre-register here: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Pollinator_210