Natural Resources

Setting the City on a path to achieve Albany 2030 requires strategic planning and action. Through public consensus, eight Sustainability Building Blocks  were generated to help define the interrelationships amongst priorities listed in Albany 2030 and to help guide their implementation as we work to reach our desired future.

   Albany 2030 System: NATURAL RESOURCES

Albany’s Natural Resources (land, water, air and vegetation) are highly valued, providing essential ecological functions and biological benefits for the City, its community and the overall Capital Region. 

While Albany’s water and other natural resources have been extensively altered by development, Albany is committed to an agenda as expressessed in Albany 2030, the Climate Action Plan, and by the Mayor's Office of Energy & Sustainability, to protect and enhance the City’s urban forest, reduce emissions and improve the air quality in the City, protect healthy soils that provide opportunities for urban agriculture, clean waterways, and quality plant and animal habitats.

Key components within Albany 2030 that function to define Natural Resources and that interrelate with other Sustainability Building Blocks include....

  • Waterways
  • Urban Forest
  • Natural Habit
  • Air Quality
  • Topography & Soils
  • Open Space


From The Mayor's Office