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Land trust response To renewable energy siting challenges in New York

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For partial fulfillment for his Master of Science in Environmental Policy from the Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy, Mr. Collin Adkins submitted his Master’s Capstone titled “Land trust response to renewable energy siting challenges in New York." Within this report, Mr. Adkins “creates a baseline assessment of New York’s land trusts that evaluates the extent to which land trusts are aware of and responding to the changing policies around renewable energy and its impacts on land use.” The report goes further by suggesting five areas in which the Land Trust Alliance “can provide support to New York’s land trusts to improve their preparedness around renewable energy siting.” These areas are mission alignment, information flows, strategic planning, siting utility scale wind and solar, and easements and fee-lands.