Public Input for Cattaraugus County Open Space Conservation Plan
COMMITTEE TO UPDATE REGIONAL OPEN SPACE CONSERVATION PLAN
Public Input Invited at Cattaraugus County Public Meeting
A meeting date for the New York State Open Space Conservation Plan Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) members has been scheduled for Cattaraugus County, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Regional Director Abby Snyder announced today. DEC and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) are colead agencies of the New York's Open Space Conservation Plan, a plan that serves as a blueprint for the State's land conservation efforts to increase protection of the State’s significant natural, scenic, recreational, historic and cultural resources.
RAC members include representatives from each of Region 9’s six counties (Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Wyoming) as well as at-large members. Members are charged with providing input to update the previous Open Space Conservation Plan and will identify the types and locations of open space resources and various open space conservation tools and methods. In addition, the regional committee will provide recommendations on policies, such as stewardship, and regulations.
The Cattaraugus County Open Space meeting is scheduled for April 18 at 7 PM and will take place at the Cattaraugus County Center, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY 14755.
Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting and contribute input. If you, your municipality, or your organization have any comments or suggestions for regional open space acquisitions, priority projects, policy, or plan updates, please consider attending.
The current Open Space Conservation Plan is available online at http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/osp09eappa.pdf .
If you are unable to attend one of the upcoming meeting but would like to contribute suggestions to the Open Space Conservation Plan for Cattaraugus County, you are welcome to send your suggestions to DEC via email at region9 [at] gw [dot] dec [dot] state [dot] ny [dot] us.
The Open Space Plan was last updated in 2009.