North Country Regional Sustainability Plan

Produced as part of the Statewide “Cleaner Green Communities” initiative created by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the North Country’s plan, titled “Our Economy,” features the combined efforts of leadership from a seven-county consortium, that was assisted by the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and Ecology and Environment (E&E), and hundreds of participants across the region. The plan outlines the region’s vision, goals and objectives for a sustainable future, identifies a number of regional assets and makes recommendations for building on those assets to enhance the quality of rural communities, and promote sustainable management of its natural resources.

"Our Economy" recently was recognized by the Upstate New York Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA), a professional institute for certified planners, as winner of the Planning Excellence Award for Innovation in Sustaining Places. Read more about the award.

The plan was divided into sections that addressed areas such as energy, water and transportation (see sections below for each of the focus areas)

Click here for a view-only, screen-friendly version of the Plan
Click the links below for PDF files of the Completed North Country Sustainability Plan and the Plan Appendix

North Country Planning Consortium