PROTECTING OPEN SPACE: PUTTING THE PLAN INTO ACTION — Roundtable SUNY New Paltz – Oct. 19th
8th Annual Biodiversity Conservation Roundtable
PROTECTING OPEN SPACE: PUTTING THE PLAN INTO ACTION
Friday, October 19, 2012, 8:30am to 2:30pm
SUNY New Paltz
Sponsored by the Hudson River Estuary Program
Since 2005, the Roundtable has gathered program participants and partners to discuss strategies for conserving important natural areas through local planning. This year’s event will focus on how to take the “next steps” with open space protection. Whether your community has just started setting conservation goals or is far along in the open space planning process, the upcoming Roundtable will provide an opportunity to learn from experts and share experiences with fellow community leaders.
8:30am Arrival, Coffee/Tea, Networking
9:00am Welcome and Introductions
9:30am Open Space Financing Trends and Options in New York State withMatt Zieper, Research Director, Trust for Public Land
10:15am Case Study: Town of New Paltz $2M Clean Water and Open Space Protection Bond Act with Cara Lee, Member, Town of New Paltz Clean Water & Open Space Protection Commission
10:45am Protecting Open Space During the Land Use Approval Process with George Rodenhausen, Partner, Rapport Meyers LLP
11:30am Case Study: Achieving High Conservation Value in Protected Open Space in Conservation Subdivisions with Lucy Hayden, Executive Director, Winnakee Land Trust
11:45am Case Study: Connecting Open Spaces to Create a Public Preserve in New Paltz with Michael Zierler, Member, Village of New Paltz Planning Board
12:45pm Roundtabling* and Q&A with Speakers
*As always, we hope participants will come prepared to share some of their own experiences and lessons learned.
The Roundtable is free but space is limited and registration is required. To sign up to attend, please fill out a brief form at:
You will receive confirmation of your registration with directions and parking information.
We look forward to seeing you at the Roundtable!