About the plan
CLC gratefully acknowledges the stakeholders, named below, who devoted
their time and energy to this plan over the course of a year of unusual
challenges. We extend our thanks to Ingrid Haeckel and Nate Nardi-Cyrus
at the Hudson River Estuary Program for their participation and thoughtful
guidance throughout the project. We are grateful to Karen Strong, Strong
Outcomes, LLC and Larissa Read, Common Ground Consulting, LLC who
developed and led a planning process inspired by the idea that the process is
as important as the resulting plan.
Town of Claverack: John Bradley and Katy Flammia
Town of Copake: Cara Boyle, Mary Ann Carrick, Tom Feeney
Town of Hillsdale: Larry Kadish, David Lewis, Tony LaSalvia
Other stakeholders: Etienne Bissonette, Kenny Preusser
Sachem Hawk Storm of Schaghticoke First Nations and Dylan Meyer of Hudson participated in early stakeholder meetings.
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How do we achieve a connected Taghkanic Headwaters?
A roadmap for achieving the Taghkanic Headwaters vision. It includes three goals, which are steps toward implementing the vision for forests, water, and community. Each goal includes specific actions and outcomes that can be assessed to show progress.
How do we protect this important place for people and wildlife?
Tools that residents and landowners, local governments, and community organizations can use to implement the goals and actions. Tools include education, community science, land protection, municipal land-use planning and decision-making, and land management. Each tool description includes relevant examples from the Hudson Valley region and resources for more information.