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Nov 2 / BARD CEP

Nov 17, 30 & Dec 14 — Biodiversity Assessment Workshops — Albany, Columbia, and Greene County NY

Biodiversity Assessment  – 1-day workshops

What?  In these workshops, Hudsonia biologists will lead hands‐on exercises in analyzing topographic maps, geology maps, soil surveys, and aerial photos to predict the occurrence of ecologically significant habitats in the landscape, and will introduce principles of biodiversity conservation that can be applied to town-wide planning and to site‐specific environmental reviews of development projects. Discussions of land use planning for biodiversity conservation will cover many issues and scenarios relevant to the work of town agencies, land trusts, and conservation NGOs.

Who should attend?  Land-use decision makers in the ten-county Hudson River Estuary Corridor are encouraged to participate. Space is limited, and preference will be given to members of town boards, planning boards, conservation commissions, and watershed councils; staff of land trusts; and municipal representatives directly involved in environmental reviews, land use policy-making, and planning.

Opportunities at three locations:

  • Saturday, November 17, Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Albany County
  • Friday, November 30, Olana State Historic Site, Columbia County
  • Friday, December 14, Agroforestry Resource Center, Greene County

SPACE is LIMITED

Apply early @ http://hudsonia.org/events/

Flyer: http://hudsonia.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Biodiv-Assmt-Workshop-flyer-fall-2012.pdf

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