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Best Practices for Adopting Conservation Inventories and Plans
May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The DEC Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell University are pleased to share new guidance for municipalities to advance local conservation goals, developed in collaboration with Pace Land Use Law Center: “Best Practices for Adopting Conservation Inventories and Plans: A Guide for Communities in the Hudson River Estuary Watershed.”
The webinar will include:
• an overview of the new publication and its content
• discussion of the process, options, and best practices for adopting and implementing NRIs, open space inventories, open space plans, and critical environmental areas
• examples of how policy statements in resolutions, comprehensive plans, and local laws have been used to adopt and implement inventories and plans in the Hudson Valley.
Jessica Bacher, Pace Land Use Law Center
As Executive Director of the Pace Land Use Law Center, Jessica Bacher develops and implements projects relating to local land-use practice, transit-oriented development, sustainable communities, land use responses to sea level rise, and code enforcement, as well as providing strategic assistance to municipalities. Additionally, Jessica serves as a trainer for the Center’s award-winning Land Use Leadership Alliance Training Program that has educated over 2,500 local leaders in land use strategies, consensus building, and regional stewardship. She is an adjunct professor at Pace Law School and a Lecturer and project supervisor at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she manages the School’s Land Use Clinic. Jessica has authored many publications and edited numerous small books in the fields of Land Use and Real Estate Law, including Breaking Ground and Planning and Building in Priority Growth Districts.