The New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program (NYSDEC HREP) defines a Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) as a compilation of a town or region’s naturally occurring resources (e.g., forests, wetlands, streams, aquifers, parks and open spaces). Funded by the NYSDEC HREP grant awarded to New Castle in 2022, your NRI is in the process of being prepared and reviewed courtesy of the New Castle Conservation Board, Town’s Development Department staff, NYSDEC Project Manager and the consultant MAD Scientist Associates, LLC. NRIs often include three components: 1) Map series detailing locations and extant of known natural resources; 2) associated data, sources, and descriptions; and 3) a comprehensive descriptive report describing goals, methods, and summaries of inventoried resources.
To gather community specific natural resource interest and experience in support of preparing our NRI, the NRI ‘team’ is requesting the participation of all New Castle citizens in completing the survey found at the hyperlink below. Results of the survey shall be included in the NRI report. We anticipate a draft NRI for public review in fall 2022.
Access the NRI Survey through the link below