Conservation and Land Use Webinar
The Hudson River Estuary Conservation and Land Use Webinar Series was developed to provide a foundation in conservation and land use planning for members of Hudson Valley conservation advisory councils/boards. In addition, environmental commissions, members of planning and zoning boards, elected officials, and interested citizens may find these programs of interest. Webinars provide background about regional biodiversity, conservation principles, best planning practices, and tools to identify and conserve important habitat and water resources.
Webinar attendees will receive an email confirming attendance, which may be submitted locally for municipal planning or zoning board training credit.
Conservation Overlay Zoning
Register via webex for Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Conservation overlay zoning is a tool used by many communities to protect sensitive local environmental features. Overlay zoning creates a special zoning district in which an additional set of regulations or incentives is added on top of the primary zoning district rules. Overlays may be applied to regulate development in stream corridors, wildlife habitats, drinking water watersheds, scenic ridgelines, and a variety of other environmentally sensitive areas. This webinar will provide an introduction to overlay zoning, discuss the process to delineating an overlay zone and defining protected features, selecting an appropriate regulatory structure to protect target resources, zoning adoption, and enforcement. We will also introduce a new guide to Creating Conservation Overlay Zoning, and an opportunity for in-depth training and assistance.
Ted Fink, AICP, GREENPLAN, Inc.
Emily Svenson, Esq., Gordon and Svenson LLP
Read more about this webinar on the DEC website.