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Natural Resource Inventory (NRI)

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Please take a moment to visit us at Dutchess Environment – Natural Resources Inventory for the latest updates and resources.

The Natural Resource Inventory (NRI) of Dutchess County, NY can help guide land use decisions and allow the community to consider innovative tools for natural resource protection. The NRI catalogues the natural resources of the county and interprets the findings.

Municipal officials, planning boards and zoning boards of appeals, conservation advisory commissions, EMC members, and watershed organizations can use the NRI to help inform land use decisions, guide in the development of policies and comprehensive plans, and identify areas for natural resource conservation and management. Members of the public, students and teachers can use the NRI as a general source of information about the county, and to enhance their place-based environmental curriculum and teaching.