Authored by EC member Fred N. Rubel, M.S., QEP, on behalf of the EC, this 231-page report is a comprehensive account of the Borough of Hillsdale. The ERI contains tables, maps and other visual information about the natural resource characteristics and environmentally significant features of the Borough. It is meant to provide baseline documentation for measuring and evaluating resource protection issues. It is an objective index and description of features and their functions, rather than an interpretation or recommendation. Identifying significant environmental resources is the first step in their protection and preservation and in assuring that future development or redevelopment protects public health, safety and welfare.