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Biodiversity Assessment Training, Hudsonia, Ltd.- New York

Six-Month Training in Biodiversity Assessment

for Land Use Decision-Makers

 

Starting April 2014

 

Offered at no charge to selected groups.

Training credits are available.

http://hudsonia.org/education/#News 

 

Hudsonia Ltd. and the Hudson River Estuary Program (NYSDEC) are pleased to offer this Biodiversity Assessment Training to land use decision-makers in the Hudson Valley.

This 6-month program provides instruction in techniques for identifying and protecting biodiversity resources

in your town, watershed, or community.

Through hands-on exercises, you will learn

·         principles of biodiversity conservation

·         to identify important habitats in your town or planning area

·         to apply that knowledge to policy-making, land use planning, and environmental reviews.

 

Who Should Apply?

•       Organize a team of 5-10 volunteer participants from agencies and organizations actively involved in land use decision-making.  Team members can be from town boards, planning boards, conservation commissions, or watershed councils;  staff of land trusts;  or municipal representatives directly involved in environmental reviews, land use policy-making, and planning.

•       Teams must be within the ten-county Hudson River Estuary Corridor:  from Rockland and Westchester counties in the south to Albany and Rensselaer counties in the north.

•       Team members may represent a single municipal agency or conservation organization or a mix of several agencies and organizations.  Intermunicipal groups are encouraged to apply.

 

Application Deadline March 3, 2014 

for application instructions and additional information:

see attached pdf, or

http://hudsonia.org/education/#BAT

 

For questions or additional information, contact Leah Ceperley, Hudsonia Ltd.

 845-758-7053     lceperle@bard.edu

 

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