Conservation groups wrestle with subdivision regulations

Proposed changes by the Planning Board to the definition of developable land has caused the three major conservation groups on Block Island to have something akin to an existential crisis. Those three groups are the Block Island Land Trust, the Block Island Conservancy, and The Nature Conservancy. Representatives from all three groups were in attendance at a special meeting of the Land Trust held on Sept. 24.
The meeting was held to formulate a response before a public hearing (scheduled for Oct. 15) on changes to the Planning Board’s subdivision regulations. The regulations currently

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