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Conservation Advisory Council

The Town of Dover Conservation Advisory Council is a seven member Council with terms expiring every two years. Within its advisory capacity, the CAC advises the Town Board on matters affecting the preservation, quality and use of the natural resources and environment of the Town of Dover.

The duties of the CAC range from developing and conducting programs of public information in the community to increasing understanding of the nature of environmental problems and issues within the Town of Dover and such other studies as may be requested by the Town Board to ensure the wise use of natural resources and to enhance and protect the environment. They are also charged with creating and maintaining an up-to-date inventory and index of all open land and wetland areas in public or private ownership within the town so as to provide a base of information for recommendations as to their preservation and/or use as well as maintain liaison and communications with public and private agencies and organizations of local, state and national scope whose programs and activities have an impact on the quality of the environment or who can be of assistance to the Council.

The CAC works in close cooperation wherever possible with the Town of Dover Town, Planning and Zoning Boards on various land use projects when requested and must maintain accurate records of meetings and activities.  They are required by Town law to submit a monthly written report of such activities to the Town Board in time to be reviewed at the monthly Town Board business meeting, as well as file an annual report with the Dover Town Board on or before the 31st day of December of each and every year. Once approved, the Town Board must forward a copy of this report to the State Commissioner of Environmental Conservation.  The Council is especially interested in protecting wetlands and other sensitive environmental areas of the Town. To do this, the Board is to updating the Open Space inventory and mapping Conservation Easements using the Town's GIS computer system which links each tax parcel in Town to many attributes such as zoning, floodplains, acreage, soil types, streams, lakes, wetlands, and elevations.

You can reach the Chair of the CAC by emailing her at DoverCAC@TownofDoverNY.us


 Chair Member: 

Stancy DuHamel

Members: (2 Vacant Positions)

Nora Edwards

Tamara Edwards

Evan van Hook

Debra Kaufman

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