The Environmental Cooperative at Vassar Barns completed the Poughkeepsie Natural Resources Inventory over three years, between 2016 and 2019. We worked closely with Vassar College students, faculty, and staff to create maps and write the narrative contained in the report. Throughout the process, the Environmental Cooperative engaged local stakeholders through community meetings and presentations. Funding for the NRI was provided in part by a grant from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
A companion web mapping application was also created with natural resources geospatial data, and is used to screen projects for any sensitive natural resources during the building application process.