Please join us for our Summer Program!

Alex Wolf from Scenic Hudson & Heather Ferrero from Livingston County will present their work with Solar Development

When:   Tuesday,  June  8,  2021,  from  12 PM  to 1:00 PM EST
Where:   Online
Cost:   Free

Through the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York State has set a mandated goal of a zero-emissions electricity sector by 2040, including 70% renewable energy generation by 2030. In this virtual session, Heather Ferrero of Livingston County will be giving a short overview of solar development’s geographic spread in our region, with a particular focus on Livingston County. In addition, Alex Wolf of Scenic Hudson will be demonstrating the new Solar Mapping Tool developed for the Hudson River Valley region (and usable in our region, too!).

Alex Wolf, Conservation Scientist at Scenic Hudson, conducts research and analyses pertaining to Hudson Valley natural resources, with a focus on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and resilience, as well as the ecology and conservation of local flora and fauna. Prior to joining Scenic Hudson, he was a researcher at several institutions including the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Alex has co-authored more than 10 scientific publications. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology and a Master of Science in Wildlife Ecology.

Heather Ferrero, Deputy Planning Director for Livingston County, has been involved with local land use and GIS in Livingston County for 23 years. An avid mapping enthusiast, she earned Bachelors and Masters of Arts degrees in Geography. When not at work, she tends to her family’s treehouse village – including a car and a plane in the trees – in their backyard.

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