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Recognizing Habitats: A FREE Field Workshop for Municipal Officials
June 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hudsonia and the Hudson River Estuary Program are providing an outdoor workshop for municipal officials and land trust staff to increase their ability to recognize and evaluate major habitat types.
We will use maps and aerial photos to help interpret the landscape and discuss features and quality indicators for important habitats such as calcareous wet meadow, upland meadow, forest edge, upland hardwood forest, marsh, shrub swamp, hardwood swamp, and rocky stream. We will also discuss considerations related to land development and habitat conservation.
The workshop is especially for members of municipal planning boards, conservation advisory councils, zoning boards of appeal, staff of land trusts, and other agencies and organizations that regularly review land development proposals, advise landowners and developers, and make land management or regulatory decisions.
The event is free-of-charge but registration is required.
This program is held in partnership with Cornell University and the Hudson River Estuary Program of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and funded by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund.