CAC Meetings

CAC meetings are held at the Ancram Town Hall on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Upcoming meetings are on:

  • Mon, Dec 4, 7:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 1, 7:00pm
  • Mon, Feb 5, 7:00pm

Final Ancram Natural Resource Conservation Plan

CAC Ridgeline Protection Comments April 15, 2013


New Glysophate Cancer-Link Warnings for Homeowners

Road Salt Public Health and Safety and the Environment

Floodplain Forests of Columbia and Dutchess Counties, NY: Distribution, Biodiversity, Classification, and Conservation

Ancram Biodiversity Map:
Roeliff Jansen Kill Corridor

Town of Ancram Habitat Summary

Biodiversity Assessment

Important Biological Resources in the Town of Ancram

CELL PHONE TOWERS - Health, Safety and Environmental Aspects

Environmental Concerns, Standards and Model Language for Cell Towers, Wind Turbines, and Solar Panels

Stream Side Vegetated Buffers

Town Hall Landscape

Vernal Pools

Our Links

Public Notices

Town Board: On June 19, 2014, the Ancram Town Board adopted an amendment to the Town Zoning Ordinance to protect the scenic character of ridgelines and steep slopes. The amendment establishes standards…  read more

Town Board: The Ancram Town Board will be making appointments to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Assessment Review at the annual Town Board organizational meeting to be…  read more

Financial Advisory Council: The Ancram Financial Advisory Council (FAC) was established by the Ancram Town Board in 2010 to provide financial analytic support for the Town Board and Town Supervisor, and to provide…  read more

Town Board: The Town Board of the Town of Ancram does hereby give notice that the Regular Town Board meetings will now be held on the Third Thursday of every month. Any changes will be published prior to the meeting.

Conservation Advisory Council (CAC)

The Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) conducts research, disseminates information and advises other town agencies in the management, development and conservation of the town’s natural resources. It is the CAC’s mandate to serve as an in-depth data base for all issues that pertain to the preservation and ecological well-being of the town’s flora and fauna. The CAC’s mission is also to identify human activities or developments that may pose major threats to environmental quality, and to provide the Town Board with research and comprehensive analyses of the environmental impact of proposed land-use decisions on an “as-needed” basis. The CAC is comprised of 3 to 9 town residents with a strong interest in the Council’s mission, as well as knowledge and experience in the environmental sciences, planning and/or environmental law. It is the aim of the CAC to foster increased understanding of environmental problems and issues, and to support their solutions, including, from time to time, making recommendations to the Town Board of appropriate and desirable changes in existing local laws and ordinances relating to environmental issues. The CAC meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 P.M. at the town hall. These meetings are open to the public.

Conservation Advisory Council Members

Jamie Purinton, Chair: N.Y. / 329.2337
State licensed landscape architect; author of books on landscape architecture; biodiversity mapping team and amphibian monitoring program.

David Dembo, Vice Chair / 329.1400
Researcher and writer on environmental, health and safety issues for non-profit organizations for 25 years; Organic farmer.

Choral Eddie: Ancram biodiversity mapping team; wildlife rescue work; amphibian monitoring team; graduate studies in environmental sciences.

Joe Hoyt: Bachelor of Technology, Wildlife management, Suny Cobleskill; Avian Field Technician, Smithsonian Bird Institute, Washington, D.C; biodiversity mapping team and special knowledge of reptiles and amphibians.

Samantha Langton: PhD candidate SUNY Albany, Dept. of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences with a focus on climate change. Bachelors in geology with research work in geochemistry. Research and teaching in mineralogy, hydrogeology, and oceanography; biodiversity mapping team.

Jane H. Meigs: BA Oberlin College and MS Long Island University; Conservation Education Director, Sustainability Coordinator and Environmental Science Teacher at Millbrook School.  Green Schools Alliance Coordinator; Librarian and Field Research experience.

Erin Robertson: Certification in Landscape Design and Horticulture from the Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Architectural designer and draftsperson; biodiversity mapping team.

Kim E. Tripp, D.O., Ph.D. / 398.0644
Osteopathic physician (D.O.) and plant scientist (Ph.D.) with an extensive career dedicated to plants, plant conservation, and botanical gardens, and fully licensed osteopathic physician in practice in Sharon, CT.

Advisors to the CAC
Andrea Barnet
Colleen Lutz
Andrew Wilcox