Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation
goal of the Program Work Team (PWT) is: To support the sustainable use
of biodiversity in the Hudson Valley region, emphasizing voluntary approaches
- To improve the
knowledge of CCE Educators in the lower Hudson River Valley regarding
biodiversity, and the important role biodiversity plays in the quality
of life in their communities.
- To increase the
involvement of CCE County Associations in developing, implementing,
and evaluating biodiversity-related programs in the region.
- To facilitate development
of new partnerships among CCE educators and other organizations working
on biodiversity issues in the region.
- To initiate interest
in conducting biodiversity programming within CCE in additional regions
of New York State.
for achieving objectives:
- Join Hudson River
Terrestrial Habitat and Biodiversity Steering Committee so that we can
assist the CCE Associations in identifying potential roles that they
can play to help the HRTHB program achieve their outreach goals as identified
in their Conservation Framework.
- Through PWT involvement
in the HRTHB Steering Committee, foster new partnerships among CCE Associations
and other organizations involved with biodiversity issues in the region.
- Improve the biodiversity
knowledge base of CCE educators and their stakeholders via workshops
and web site development.
- Provide scholarships
to encourage CCE collaboration with stakeholders in developing biodiversity-related
programs and activities.
- Disseminate information
on biodiversity-related funding opportunities and resources to CCE county
Cornell Cooperative Extension in the Department of Natural Resources