Recognizing Habitats: A Field Workshop for Municipal Officials


Recognizing Habitats: A Field Workshop for Municipal Officials

  • Friday, September 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County are offering an outdoor workshop for municipal officials and others, to increase their ability to recognize and evaluate major habitat types and potential impacts to habitats from land development.

We will use maps and aerial photos to help interpret the landscape, discuss observable quality indicators for important habitats— such as upland and wet meadows, interior forest, marsh, intermittent stream, and young forest—and discuss habitat values and conservation principles.

The workshop is for members of municipal planning boards, conservation advisory councils, zoning boards of appeal, the staff of land trusts, and other agencies that are regularly reviewing land development proposals, advising landowners, and making land management or regulatory decisions.

Contact Nate Nardi-Cyrus (nate.nardi-cyrus@dec.ny.gov or 845-256-3062) by September 16th if you have any questions regarding the program and/or registration. The event is FREE OF CHARGE but registration is required!

Click here to view our flyer!

Municipal training certificates will be available. 

Space is limited so early registration is recommended!


FREE but registration is required

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Erik Schellenberg
Commercial Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator
845-344-1234 Ext.260


Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
120 Muser Drive
Cornwall, New York 12518

Last updated August 20, 2019