Protecting Cornwall’s Natural Heritage: New Open Space Inventory Unveiled at Community Forum

Last month, in partnership with the Cornwall Conservation Advisory Council, the Orange County Land Trust and Behan Planning and Design, we presented the final results of the Cornwall Natural Heritage Project: Open Space Inventory to a standing-room only crowd of community leaders and residents.

The presentation was the culmination of the two-year Natural Heritage Project, which created an Open Space Inventory (OSI) and map for the Town of Cornwall and Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson. Based on public input, community leadership discussions, and data collected through a previously completed Natural Resources Inventory, the OSI identifies and prioritizes open areas that are important to the community. It will help guide municipal planning and the protection of water resources, farmland, wildlife habitat, scenic beauty and recreational areas.

The final OSI map can be viewed here and below. Many thanks to everyone that attended the presentation and provided input throughout the process!

The Natural Heritage Project was funded in part by a grant from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.