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Land Use

Land Use

Since one of the primary purposes of a Natural Resource Inventory (NRI) is to help guide land-use and conservation planning, it is essential to identify current land uses and

zoning as a baseline for future decision-making.

NRI mapping includes:

  • Existing Land Use

  • Existing Zoning

  • Brownfields, Waste Sites & Regulated Facilities


Existing Zoning

Land Resources

Land Resources

Land resources – both above and below ground – make some areas better suited for specific uses. Identifying geological and other biophysical features is a critical element of NRI mapping. These resources include:

  • Parks, Recreation & Conserved Lands

  • Soils

  • Topography & Steep Slopes

  • Bedrock & Surficial Geology

  • Biodiversity Areas, Rare Plants & Animals

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Department of Environmental Conservation Nature Explorer

Water Resources

Water Resources

The City of Peekskill is within the Hudson River Watershed and contains a variety of important water resources including:

  • Watersheds

  • Wetlands

  • Drinking Water Resources

  • Water Quality

  • Streams

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Historic & Cultral Resources

Historic & Cultural Resources

Environmental resources alone do not represent the full extent of an area’s assets. Historical and cultural resources contribute to a sense of place and are important factors to consider in future planning efforts. These resources include:

  • Environmental Justice Areas

  • Historic & Cultural Sites

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Climate Chage & Resiliency

Climate Change & Resiliency

The Natural Resources Inventory also includes mapping to identify areas that may be more vulnerable to projected changes in climate, as an aid to future resiliency planning.

NRI mapping includes:

  • Seal Level Rise Projections

  • Flood Hazard Areas

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Scenic Hudson Sea Level Mapper Tool for the Hudson  Valley (Cick map icon above to view)

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