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Recognizing Habitats: A Field Workshop for Municipal Officials


Recognizing Habitats: A Field Workshop for Municipal Officials

  • Friday, October 12, 2018, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program 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 meadow, interior forest, marsh, intermittent stream, hardwood swamp 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.

The event is free-of-charge but registration is required.

Contact Jill Van Aken at CCE Orange County 845-344-1234 by October 1st if you have any questions regarding the program and/or registration.

Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.

Municipal training certificates will be available.


free-of-charge BUT registration is required.

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Jill Van Aken
Association Community Liaison
(845) 344-1234, Ext.261


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

Last updated September 12, 2018