Posts tagged "land use"
Stewards of the Bend

Stewards of the Bend

When someone drove up Susan Bolitzer’s driveway back in 1999 to hand her a flyer about a piece of land coming up for auction, she probably could not have imagined the changes it would make in her life in the years to come. By 2003, she’d helped to form the Esopus Creek Conservancy (ECC) and...
Protecting land: good or bad for community?

Protecting land: good or bad for community?

A conservation easement is the voluntary surrender of development rights to an environmental charitable organization, such as Scenic Hudson, the Trust for Public Land or the Woodstock Land Conservancy. John Winter, the executive director of the Woodstock Land Conservancy, explained the concept to an audience of about 60 people Thursday, Nov. 17 at a meeting of...
This land is our land

This land is our land

The days when a homeowner could add to his home – or build a new one – without asking anyone’s permission are long over. As towns became more crowded and building techniques more complicated, governments have developed a set of rules of the road for siting and constructing buildings. But how are these laws applied?...