April 15, 2020, 12-1 pm
What are the most important areas in our region for conserving biodiversity? Natural Heritage Important Areas are lands and waters in the Hudson River Valley, delineated with GIS models, that support the continued presence and quality of known populations of rare animals and rare plants, or of documented examples of rare or high-quality ecological communities. This webinar will introduce the recently updated Important Areas data set and its applications for local land-use and conservation planning.
Presenters: Nick Conrad, New York Natural Heritage Program, and Ingrid Haeckel, DEC Hudson River Estuary Program/Cornell University