Wetland Protection Changes in New York State

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Wetland Protection Changes in New York State

Time: June 13, 2024 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Online
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Kristi Sullivan
Latest Activity: May 31

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Interested in learning more about which wetlands will be protected under proposed new NYSDEC rules? How wildlife will benefit? What landowners should know? How you can provide feedback? Join us for this upcoming webinar! 

Wetland Protection Changes in New York State

June 13th, 2024 7:00 PM

Under new rules to begin on January 1, 2025, the wetlands protected by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) will change. In the past, only certain wetlands that were mapped and of a minimum size were protected. While the maps will still be accessible for informational purposes, under the new regulations the NYSDEC will also regulate smaller wetlands known as "wetlands of unusual importance". 

Join Krista Spohr, Environmental Program Specialist for NYSDEC’s Bureau of Ecosystem Health, for a presentation on recent changes to wetland protection by NYSDEC’s Freshwater Wetlands Program. The presentation will provide an overview of current freshwater wetlands regulations and how they are enforced. Krista will explain the need for regulatory changes and outline the forthcoming regulatory changes and their effective dates. Public comments on the changes will be encouraged starting in June.


Please register for the webinar here: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqcOGupzkvGNEeTfeQG1I9s8O4OVveVfJ5


Contact Kristi Sullivan at kls20@cornell.edu with questions

Co-sponsored by NYSDEC Freshwater Wetlands Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment


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