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Protecting Wetlands and Streams in Your Community
October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Protecting wetlands and streams is vital to safeguarding water resources, but gaps in federal and state regulations leave many wetlands and streams vulnerable to degradation and loss. The Supreme Court’s recent Sackett ruling significantly rolled back federal protection for wetlands and streams. New York State is meanwhile set to expand some protection for wetlands, but major gaps remain, especially for smaller wetlands, seasonal streams, and adjacent buffers around these sensitive water resources.
This webinar will cover:
• the importance and functions of wetlands and streams in the Hudson Valley;
• status and changes to federal and state wetlands and stream regulations; and
• ways local government can provide more comprehensive protection for these key water resources.
Ingrid Haeckel, Conservation and Land Use Specialist, Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell University
Emily Svenson, Partner, Gordon & Svenson LLP Course
Credits: Board members may be eligible for 1.5 hours of required training credits for attending this course. Code enforcement officials may apply to use these credits towards their professional development electives.
This webinar is being hosted jointly by the Dutchess County Planning Federation and the Ulster County Planning Department, in coordination with the Hudson River Estuary Program.