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Dutchess County has a rich and diverse environment, from forested mountains through rolling farmlands, wetlands and stream corridors to urban landscapes large and small, and the west bank of the Hudson River. The Department is involved in many programs and projects related to understanding and improving our natural environment.



Climate Smart Communities

Dutchess Goes Green

Energize NY Finance

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR)

Natural Resource Inventory (NRI)