Register Now for New Course on Managing Renewable Energy Siting Conflicts
Blowing in the Wind: Managing Renewable Energy Siting Conflicts
October 6, 2009 | 9:30AM – 4:30 PM | Doyle Conservation Center, Leominster, MA | $35 TTOR members, $40 non-members; BYO lunch
As landowners, agencies, and private companies look ever closer at the possibility of generating renewable energy close to home, many new questions arise—where should the infrastructure go and where should it not go? Who decides and how? What are the ecological impacts in the short- and long term? Who stands to benefit financially? Who loses?
This seminar is designed for staff and volunteers from planning boards, conservation commissions, open space committees, land trusts, elected officials others who care about conservation and sustainability in their communities. Focusing on Massachusetts laws, geography, and politics, this seminar will provide participants with strategies for addressing the conflicts that arise as communities wrestle with the dual objectives of land conservation and new investments in renewable energy. Space is limited; pre-registration required. To register, call 978-840-4446 x1935 or email Miriam Meyer-Scagnetti. For more information, contact CBI Senior Associate Ona Ferguson.
Co-sponsored by The Trustees of Reservations' Putnam Conservation Institute (PCI), the Consensus Building Institute, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, The Trustees of Reservations' Highland Communities Initiative (HCI), Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC), and Massachusetts Citizen Planner Training Collaborative.