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Protecting Wetlands and Streams in Your Community
November 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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 June 2023 Sackett v. EPA 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.
Emily Svenson, Gordon & Svenson LLP
Ingrid Haeckel, Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell University