Conservation Advisory Council

Members

Member Term Expires
Peter A. Young, Chairman March 31, 2022
John Stein March 31, 2022
Caroline Burghardt
March 31, 2022
James M. Abbott   March 31, 2021 
Carol Brown March 31, 2022
John W. Chandler
March 31, 2023  
Councilman Jim Dinizio, Town Board Liaison

Lauren Standish, Secretary

Mission Statement


This is to certify that the following resolution No. 2006-286 was adopted at the regular meeting of the Southold Town Board on March 14, 2006.

Resolved, that the Town Board of Southold hereby adopts the following mission statement of the Conservation Advisory Committee to update the mission statement adopted on May 6, 1969:
  1. Receive Town Board’s priorities in the promotion and development of the Town’s natural resources. 
  2. Review, assess, and index the Town’s natural resources and land, publishing maps highlighting resources, present and planned use, and their significance to the environment. Analyze and report the number, location, and impact of approved development permits. 
  3. Inspect properties where a wetlands permit is requested, comment on conservation concerns, and make recommendations to the Trustees to supplement their decisions 
  4. Report efforts of all non-official groups that support the Town’s conservation program. 

Climate Smart Communities


Southold Town is working on the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) statewide Climate Smart Communities initiative to reduce greenhouse gasses.”

Starvation of Southold's Beaches
The Conservation Advisory Council is concerned about waterfront applications in which some property owners along Southold Town’s north shore are asking the Town Trustees for permission to harden unvegetated bluffs to limit the loss of bluff sediment dur to erosion. 

Meeting Agendas & Minutes Can Be Obtained Using Our Document Management Portal in the Folder Called Committees.

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