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Columbia Land Conservancy
Conservation Advisory Councils

Conservation Advisory Councils

Is your town talking about groundwater, wildlife, opportunities for hiking and fishing, or even scenic views?

A Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) can help. CLC may be able to help your town with forming a CAC. Contact us at [email protected] for more information.

A Conservation Advisory Council’s Role

A CAC is a body created by a municipal board (city, town, or village) to advise local agencies on the development, management, and protection of natural resources. New York State’s Municipal Law enables municipal boards to appoint a CAC. Volunteers with CACs may gather information, develop guidance or recommendations, and/or assist with review of development projects, contributing their time, energy, and knowledge.  CACs can be of great assistance, particularly for time-strapped planning boards, on issues related to natural resources.

CAC Roundtable Meetings – Everyone is welcome

The Columbia Land Conservancy supports the work of CACs by hosting a series of Roundtable meetings which provide a forum for CACs to gather and share information. You can also sign up to join the CAC Roundtable list-serve by clicking here.

Links to Local CACs

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