November 2, 2013, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Ulster County—Cornell Cooperative Extension, Kingston, NY
A Workshop for Planning Boards, Town Boards, & Environmental Commissions
Do you often wish you had better information about wildlife, forests, wetlands, streams, and other habitats before making decisions about land development projects?
Do you worry that important natural areas are sometimes overlooked in reviews of such projects?
Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your town’s conservation efforts through the use of Habitat Assessment Guidelines. During site-planning, Habitat Assessment Guidelines offer applicants and planning boards a method for obtaining natural resource information and collaborating to assess and mitigate impacts on sensitive areas and water resources.
Hudsonia, in partnership with the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program, is offering this one-day workshop that will introduce you to Habitat Assessment Guidelines, discuss benefits and implementation, and provide sample language that you can adapt for your own community.
Through hands-on exercises, you will learn how such guidelines can
• help applicants gather appropriate information early in the planning phase of new projects,
• help applicants and reviewing agencies incorporate sound conservation principles into project siting and design, and
• streamline and hasten the regulatory review, to everyone’s benefit.
To register contact Leah Ceperley, Hudsonia Ltd.
845-758-7053 or visit hudsonia.org/education/#BAM Registration deadline is October 25th.