Promoting Wise Management of Natural Resources in Greene County, New York Since 1961

2021 Schoharie Watershed Summit - Virtual Session #3

This is the registration page for Virtual Session #3 of the 2021 Schoharie Watershed Summit.
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2021 Schoharie Watershed Summit – Virtual Session #3
Saturday, May 1st, 2021

This session is recommended for the following Greene County audiences:
Planning board and zoning board of appeals members, elected officials, and individuals from the general public who are interested in learning more about local land use planning.


This session will include the following two presentations:

Forests, Meadows, Ledges, and Streams: Using Natural Resource Information for Local Planning and Conservation
Gretchen Stevens (Hudsonia)
The Greene County Natural Resource Inventory, published in 2019, describes important and unusual resources, and their services to the people of the county. The presentation will show how to use the NRI to identify and prioritize features of local importance, and to inform planning, policy-making, and reviews of land development projects.

Special Use Permits
Christopher Eastman (New York State Department of State’s Local Government Training Program)
Some uses require additional review and should be granted permission only if the application meets certain conditions. These special uses include gas stations, dog kennels, and uses with drive-through windows. The special use permit is also used for development in environmentally sensitive zones with overlays such as for wetlands, steep slopes, and along scenic ridgelines. Scenarios in which the special use permit tool is most helpful will be discussed, along with rules local boards must follow for reviewing and approving applications for special use permits.


This virtual session will be conducted using the program Zoom. Participants will have the option to interact using audio/video during designated Q&A times as well as the option to use the chat feature during the event. In order to participate you will need to download Zoom on the device that you will be using to participate (e.g., computer, tablet, or smartphone). The majority of the event will include looking at slides shared by the presenter, so we do not recommend participants join using the call-in option only. (Note: Event hosts will be unable to provide technical assistance with using Zoom prior to or during the event. For technical assistance, we recommend that you visit


This virtual session is free, but advanced registration is required by Thursday, April 29th, 2021. Space is limited for this virtual event. For questions, or help with registration, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-622-3620.

Event Properties

Event Date May 1, 2021 9:00am
Event End Date May 1, 2021 11:45am
Cut off date April 29, 2021 11:55pm
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