Steve Walker, Beginning with Habitat Program Coordinator for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, will focus on land protection and talk about the Beginning with Habitat (BwH) Toolbox. The BwH Toolbox is a guide to help towns develop and implement a "conservation blueprint", or suite of local actions that will achieve a municipality's land conservation goals. The purpose of this toolbox is to assist you, as a concerned citizen, municipal committee member, elected official or land trust member, achieve your land conservation goals by providing you with a series of tools that can be used to address common conservation issues that arise in many Maine towns.
Elizabeth Hertz, Director of Land Use Planning from the Maine State Planning Office, will talk about opportunities for towns to use Comprehensive Planning to meet their conservation goals. Ferg Lea, Planning Director for the Androscoggin Valley of Governments, will discuss applicable ordinances.
Androscoggin River Watershed Council - PO Box 1541 - Bethel, ME 04217 - (207) 754-8158 - email