Town of East Greenbush Natural Resources Inventory 

East Greenbush is the most populous township in Rensselaer County and maintains a high quality of living that continues to attract residents and businesses. Preservation of the Town's fresh water, parks, and scenic spaces is essential to ensure continued prosperity and responsible growth. The Natural Resources Work Group (NRWG) was convened in 2018 to create an inventory that will help identify, plan for and protect these assets. As part of this initiative, East Greenbush was awarded technical assistance and mapping support services from the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, at no cost to the Town.

The Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) is comprised of a series of maps as well as an accompanying report with narrative descriptions, supporting data tables, and recommendations. The NRWG undertook development of the NRI concurrent with the Town's Comprehensive Plan and Integrated Land Use Planning Update. The inventory serves as an essential tool for East Greenbush's Planning and Zoning, Building and Codes, and Public Works Departments by officially identifying sensitive land, water and cultural/historical resources. It will furthermore offer guidance for the Town’s Planning and Zoning Boards, and the Conservation Advisory Council laying a foundation for environmental conservation planning and decision-making, zoning considerations and municipal policy guidance. In addition, the NRI provides property owners, developers and their consultants with information they may need in considering the impact their project may have on East Greenbush’s natural resources, help to address natural resources during project planning and design, and to help expedite review and approval of their endeavors. Throughout the NRI process, the NRWG provided opportunities for public input.

The Town of East Greenbush Natural Resources Inventory project is made possible with technical assistance from Cornell University and, with funding from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund through he NYC DEC Hudson River Estuary Program.

Questions or Comments?

Please call the Planning and Zoning Department at 518-694-4011 or email the Conservation Advisory Council at with any comments or questions, or to learn more.

Project Documents

NRI Report

Download the final report

NRI 2018 Maps (for updated map data, see the online NRI map viewer)

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