On Saturday, January 30, 2016, CCEDC, along with the Dutchess County Department of Planning, Dutchess Land Conservancy, and the NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program, hosted a 4 hour training on web-based mapping tools for use in Dutchess County and the surrounding area. The training, aimed at municipal officials, planning board & conservation advisory council members, and interested residents, focused on the use of these tools for conservation and natural resource-related issues.
The internet and online tools are making it easier than ever before to obtain basic information about habitats and water resources at the parcel or town-wide scale and beyond. This training will provide opportunity for guided hands-on exploration of Dutchess County online mapping tools, as well as regional and statewide natural resource mappers for members of conservation advisory councils, municipal planning and zoning boards and staff, watershed organizations, and interested citizens. Participants will practice conducting a preliminary site assessment for conservation values in the context of a municipal open space acquisition program.
Below are links to a number of the materials that were handed out and a few of the slideshow presentations from the training:
Last updated February 10, 2016