The goal of the Conservation Ordinance Review Committee is to support the work of the CCP Planning Tools Project by developing recommendations to present to the Town of Pittsboro staff and the Board of Commissioners on the optional provisions of the Model Natural Resource Conservation Ordinance and the Model Tree Protection Ordinance.

Committee Members:

  1. Board of Commissioners: Bett Foley, Beth Turner
  2. Planning Board: Bob McConnaughey
  3. Recreation and Parks Board: Megan Bolejack
  4. Chatham County Extension: Charlotte Glen
  5. Certified Forester: Mark Bost
  6. Pittsboro Business Association: Maria Parker-Lewis
  7. Chatham Parks: Philip Culpepper
  8. Grand Trees: Louise Hobbs
  9. Town Staff: Fred Royal

Committee Chair:

Catherine Deininger, Biocenosis LLC, cdeininger@biocenosis.org

Project Partners:

Nancy Stairs, NC Forest Service, Nancy.Stairs@ncagr.gov
Brooke Massa, NC Wildlife Resource Commission, brooke.massa@ncwildlife.org
Kacy Cook, NC Wildlife Resource Commission, kacy.cook@ncwildlife.org
Allison Weakley, NC Heritage Program, allison.weakley@ncdenr.gov
Kay Jower, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke Univ., kay.jowers@duke.edu

Last committee meeting was held:

June 26, 2015 from 9am to 12 pm at Town Hall, Pittsboro

Agenda for Work Session on October 8, 2015 with the Pittsboro BOC at Town Hall, Pittsboro from 4 to 6:30 pm



Committee Recommendations

Model Tree Protection Ordinance Recommendations


Model Natural Resources Conservation Ordinance Recommendations


Resources:

Final Model Tree Ordinance (Developing Tree Protection Ordinances in North Carolina - A Model Ordinance Tool)


Model Natural Resources Conservation Ordinance (MS Word Version)


Link to NC Wildlife Resource Commission Green Growth Toolbox Handbook
Green Growth Toolbox Handbook


Presentations:

How to Create a Conservation Overlay, Brooke Massa, NC Wildlife Resource Commission


Link to Model Natural Resources Conservation Ordinance, Kacy Cook, NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Model Natural Resources Conservation PPT



Maps:

Conservation Overlay District Options (includes both draft and modified overlays)


Canopy Coverage for downtown Pittsboro (open with Adobe Reader and use the View Layer Tool on left panel to turn on and off layers)


Pittsboro ETJ Tree Canopy Coverage
Link to Ecosystem Service Analysis page

Options to consider for Conservation Overlay District based on BWHA 5 and BWHA 6 and above


Options to consider for Conservation Overlay District with effected tax parcels


Best of the Best Draft Conservation Overlay Map (open with Adobe Reader and use the View Layer Tool on left panel to turn on and off layers)


Conservation Overlay Goals and Area Evaluation Tool


Biodiversity and Wildlife Habitat Assessment of Pittsboro's ETJ: Conservation Layers and Maps, Catherine Deininger, Biocenosis LLC


Meeting Notes: