Natural Resources Inventory

The Planning Department and ECTC completed a Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) for Chemung County in Summer of 2023.

This inventory includes both physical (e.g. geology) and biological (e.g. forests) naturally occurring resources within our county, as well as municipal - cities, towns, villages, or other local government units - data. Communities can utilize NRIs to identify priorities and appropriate strategies for protecting important natural features and their vital services. An NRI can establish a foundation for land-use and conservation planning, and can be helpful when updating municipal plans, developing ordinances, and evaluating the effects of development projects and proposed zoning or land-use changes.

Check out the full inventory below or view it here.