Wep-mapping training
Image by Sean Carroll

Bob Wills from Dutchess County Planning speaking at the training

Jan 30 GIS Training

The training was on January 30, 2016 at the Farm & Home Center

Online Natural Resource Mapping Tools

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.

Presenters included:

Sean Carroll
Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
845-677-8223 ext. 147  |  smc427@cornell.edu

Bob Wills
Dutchess County Planning
845-486-3643  |  rwills@dutchessny.gov

Sarah Love
Dutchess Land Conservancy
845-677-3002  |  sarahl@dutchessland.org

Ingrid Haeckel
NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program
845-256-3829  |  ingrid.haeckel@dec.ny.gov

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 a few of the slideshow presentations from the training:


Sean Carroll
Senior GIS / Environmental Educator
(845) 677-8223 x 147

Last updated February 10, 2016