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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    Om at Ooms with SuperSoul Yoga

    July 27, 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.

    A $10 donation is suggested. Register at SuperSoul Yoga Online.

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  • Native Landscapes Workshop

    July 29, 2017, 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Our summer workshop will begin with a short history of the meadow installation and its growth over fourteen years. We will also tour the meadow for a closer look and learn about the benefits of native plants in the landscape.

    Barbara Hughey and Heather Grimes will present general management techniques as well as sharing plant and informational resources with participants about medicinal plants in the landscape.

    There are four different ecosystems – wetlands, woodlands, meadow, and domestic. The workshop focus will be on pollinator habitat and the importance of native biodiverse plant communities for promoting true pollinator population resilience and the plants that support them.

    Coffee and sweet rolls will be served.

    Cost is $55. Student rate is $25. Contact John Horton at john.horton@clctrust.org for more details. Location will be released upon registration. Find out more about Linda’s restored landscape (TerraConstructa) at lindabhorn.com

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  • Om at Ooms with SuperSoul Yoga

    August 3, 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.

    A $10 donation is suggested. Register at SuperSoul Yoga Online.

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  • Om at Ooms with SuperSoul Yoga

    August 10, 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.

    A $10 donation is suggested. Register at SuperSoul Yoga Online.

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  • Guided Hike

    August 12, 2017, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Round Ball Mountain Conservation Area 503 Carson Rd Ancram

  • Join us for an intermediate hike with CLC staff from our new property to the top of Round Ball Mountain. You’ll get the chance to have a sneak peak of this new land, which is not yet open to the public.

    For more information about Round Ball, visit the site’s page on our website.

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  • Sip & Stroll: Pinot & Pollinators

    August 17, 2017, 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Greenport Conservation Area Joslen Boulevard Greenport

  • The second event in our Sip & Stroll series focuses on pollinators and how to create habitat for them. We’ll learn more about the pollinator hotels at Greenport, and other ways CLC is working to help these creatures.

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  • Om at Ooms with SuperSoul Yoga

    August 17, 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.

    A $10 donation is suggested. Register at SuperSoul Yoga Online.

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  • Om at Ooms with SuperSoul Yoga

    August 24, 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.

    A $10 donation is suggested. Register at SuperSoul Yoga Online.

    register