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Office of Natural Resource Conservation

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The Office of Natural Resource Conservation provides assessments, recommendations, and technical assistance to the County Executive, County Legislature, County Planning Board, other County agencies, and pertinent boards, commissions, and committees as required in the area of natural resource planning, including, but not limited to, environmental regulatory compliance, Agricultural Districts, and open space conservation.

The Office conducts specialized research and investigations regarding the planning, management, and conservation of the County's natural resources; coordinates and administers environmental regulatory compliance on behalf of the County Legislature and other County agencies; makes recommendations on studies and projects regarding environmental impact assessment; advises the Commissioner of Public Works on management and maintenance needs of the County Nature and Historic Preserve; fulfills the County's mandate under the Agricultural Protection Act; coordinates local government assistance on matters involving environmental regulatory compliance, natural resources inventory data, and land use and natural resource planning.

Normans Kill Riparian Corridor Study: An overview of natural and recreational resources in the corridor and makes recommendations for moving forward toward protecting habitat and enhancing recreational uses.

For more information, please email Laura DeGaetano, Senior Natural Resources Planner, or call (518) 447-5670.