What is NYSACC?

The New York State Association of Conservation Commissions (NYSACC) is an independent, not-for-profit education organization established in 1971 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to provide leadership in the development of vital environmental programs for cities, towns, and villages throughout the State of New York.  We bring together millions of people—government officials, environmentalists, students, and citizens—committed to preserving, protecting, and enhancing the built and natural environments in New York communities.  Please explore our website to learn more about our organization and the outstanding work of our members.

Save the date

New York State Association of Conservation Commissions’ 2021 VIRTUAL 50th Anniversary Conference on the Environment.

Hosted by Westchester County

Thursday, October 21st to Sunday, October 24th

The New York State Association of Conservation Commissions (NYSACC) cordially invites Conservation Advisory Councils, Climate Sustainability Committees, Planning Departments and Boards, and environmental non-profits from across New York State to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary by participating in an amazing non-Zoom interactive virtual platform for a free four-day conference, whose theme is “Climate Resilience through Community Action.”

Our conference will include a Legislative Roundtable where you can discuss with New York State lawmakers matters relating to your localities, workshops on the climate crisis, Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), land and water use issues, environmental justice, and primers on how to successfully run CAC and Sustainability Committees. The conference will present an innovative means of networking with your fellow statewide attendees, the opportunity to meet with top-rated vendors, and the ability to share your accomplishments with all attendees through a “virtual table” provided to your CAC or Sustainability Committee.

We also will be presenting awards to municipal, county and regional governments, and non-profit organizations who have recently completed a project in the areas of Environmental Planning and Design; Natural Resource Protection; Community Action and Engagement; Education and Research.

Our conference promises to provide you with practical information you can take home to your municipality in an informative and entertaining experience without ever leaving your home or office.

We will be posting further information about the virtual conference in the months ahead.