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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    Build an Insect Hotel

    April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Roe Jan Library 9091 Route 22 Hillsdale, NY

  • Have you heard the buzz about pollinators? They need your help! Join CLC and the Roe Jan Library to create hotels for bees and other insects and learn about honeybees.

    Please call Ashling Kelly at 518.325.4101 to register.

  • Riverkeeper Sweep

    May 6, 2017, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Greenport Conservation Area Joslen Boulevard Greenport

  • Join us and hundreds of other volunteers for this event, a day-long effort to clean up the banks of the Hudson River from Albany to New York City.

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  • Early Morning Bird Walk

    May 13, 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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  • Spring Wildflower Walk

    May 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Hand Hollow Conservation Area 4079 County Route 9 New Lebanon

  • Spring is finally here! Join CLC and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners as we take a guided hike at Hand Hollow Conservation Area in search of spring wildflowers. Hand Hollow is home a variety of habitats that should make for interesting wildflower hunting. Please bring a wildflower guide (if you have one) and wear appropriate footwear, as some of the trails may be wet from spring rain.

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  • Family Fun Day at Hand Hollow!

    May 28, 2017, 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Hand Hollow Conservation Area 4079 County Route 9 New Lebanon

  • Join us to celebrate the wonders of Hand Hollow!

    Family Fun Day will include free ice cream from Stewart’s, a herding dogs demonstration, a beaver talk, guided hikes, and fun games. Pack a picnic or come hungry and purchase food from Capital Q Smokehouse.

    Registration is strongly encouraged for this event! Please indicate when you register if you will be purchasing food.

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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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  • Happy Dogs and Trails for All

    June 24, 2017, 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM

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

  • CLC presents a free people and dog activity — SAFE ADVENTURES IN THE PARK WITH YOUR DOG! with Peg Munves, CPDT-KA. This class includes fun and effective techniques for sharing our CLC spaces so everyone can have safe and successful outings with their dog.

    Topics we will cover include:

    • proper trail walking etiquette and yielding space to others
    • interacting with other dogs in the parking lot and park, and on the trail (leashed & unleashed)
    • interacting with other humans in the park, parking lots, and on the trail
    • improving your recall and attention outside
    • reviewing CLC leash policies and other dog policies

    Everyone who wishes to attend must register by June 22. We are able to accomodate 8 dog/handler teams only – others without dogs are welcome but also must register. Bring dogs on your regular walking equipment – leashes are mandatory. Please bring a couple of cups of soft, smelly training reinforcements that they dog can easily swallow; kibble is fine if your dog loves it. Dog-friendly dogs only please, one dog per handler.

    By signing up for this class, you are certifying that your dog has up-to-date inoculations or titers and is healthy.

    ABOUT Peg: Peg Munves, CPDT-KA, runs Step in Time Training LLC. based in New Lebanon and serves surrounding Columbia County towns as well as Berkshire County. Peg is a judge and also offers a variety of services related to dog sports training. For many years she has taught group classes and supported handlers and dogs with problem behaviors, and has trained and handled numerous dogs for advertising work. She is a versatile and motivating trainer who encourages the development of cooperative, happy team relationships based on the establishment of clear communication.  Peg believes that training and behavior modification should be safe, enjoyable, and successful for both the dog and the humans who love them. For more about Peg and to see what others say about her please visit her website www.pegmunves.com

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  • Lake Taghkanic Kayak Paddle

    July 15, 2017, 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Lake Taghkanic State Park 1528 NY 82 Ancram, NY

  • Float your cares away while finding out more about this area’s unique features!

     

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