Open Space Advisory Committee

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Open Space Advisory Committee Members
  • Tom Denny, Chair
  • Jennifer Hunt Dempsey
  • Tim Holmes
  • John McMahon
  • Dave Miller
  • Maureen Roberts
  • Steve Samuells

Current Projects

Natural Resource Inventory

The City of Saratoga Springs has received grant funding through the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to complete a Natural Resource Inventory. The Open Space Advisory Committee is working with LaBella Associates as well as students from the Master of Regional Planning Program at the University of Albany to complete the NRI by 2020.

NRI's are composed of listing and descriptions of naturally occurring resources in a community and generally include:
  • Maps showing the location and extent of important resources such as groundwater resources, farmlands, significant wildlife habitat, and other related items.
  • A database of information providing the factual basis for resource management and land use decisions.
  • A narrative summary which describes the NRI goals, summarizes the findings of the inventory, and details the methods used to evaluate the results.
The NRI is the first step to determine the baseline for updating the 2002 Open Space Resource Plan as well as the future creation of a Climate Resiliency and Vulnerability Assessment.

NRI Draft Materials:  

   Updated Draft NRI                       

City of Saratoga Springs Natural Resource Inventory Final Draft

                         Draft Natural Resource Inventory

Public Comment on the Draft:

Rick Fenton's Comments on NRI

Sustainable Saratoga's Comments on the NRI

The committee and City staff will working to complete a final version that is expected to be released in September.

Other Open Space Advisory Board Materials:

NRI Public Workshop 1/31/2019 Presentation:

NRI Public Workshop - 1/31/2019