Nature-Friendly Communities Habitat Protection and Land Use Planning

ISBN-10: 1559638656
ISBN-13: 9781559638654
Edition: 2nd 2005
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Description: Nature-Friendly Communities presents an authoritative and readable overview of the successful approaches to protecting biodiversity and natural areas in America's growing communities. Addressing the crucial issues of sprawl, open space, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 5/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 421
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Nature-Friendly Communities presents an authoritative and readable overview of the successful approaches to protecting biodiversity and natural areas in America's growing communities. Addressing the crucial issues of sprawl, open space, and political realities, Chris Duerksen and Cara Snyder explain the most effective steps that communities can take to protect nature. The book: documents the broad range of benefits, including economic impacts, resulting from comprehensive biodiversity protection efforts; identifies and disseminates information on replicable best community practices; establishes benchmarks for evaluating community biodiversity protection programs. Nine comprehensive case studies of communities explain how nature protection programs have been implemented. From Austin and Baltimore to Tucson and Minneapolis, the authors explore how different cities and counties have taken bold steps to successfully protect natural areas. Examining program structure and administration, land acquisition strategies and sources of funding, habitat restoration programs, social impacts, education efforts, and overall results, these case studies lay out perfect examples that other communities can easily follow. Among the case study sites are Sanibel Island, Florida; Austin, Texas; Baltimore County, Maryland; Charlotte Harbor, Florida; and Teton County, Wyoming. Nature-Friendly Communities offers a useful overview of the increasing number of communities that have established successful nature protection programs and the significant benefits those programs provide. It is an important new work for public officials, community activists, and anyone concerned with understanding orimplementing local or regional biodiversity protection efforts.

The benefits of nature protection
Key program elements and best tools
Austin, Texas : two for the price of one - protecting water quality and habitat through land acquisition
Baltimore County, Maryland : using the entire toolkit for habitat protection
Dane County, Wisconsin : stopping sprawl and promoting infill
Eugene, Oregon : shining star of Wetlands preservation
Fort Collins and Larimer County, Colorado : a tale of two jurisdictions
Pima County, Arizona : planning for and investing in habitat protection
Placer County, California : leaving a legacy
Sanibel, Florida : do enjoy, don't destroy
Twin cities region, Minnesota : toward regional habitat conservation
Bath Township, Ohio : Riparian Overlay District
Charlotte Harbor, Florida : Ambitious Regional Critical Area Protection Program
Chicago wilderness : Biodiversity Recovery Plan
DeKalb County, Georgia : Greenspace Program
Farmington Valley, Connecticut : a valley's biodiversity project
King County, Washington : Benchmark Program
Pittsford, New York : greenprint for a town's future
Powell County, Montana : rural county wildlife protection
Teton County, Wyoming : Natural Resource Overlay District
Traverse Bay Area, Michigan : new designs for growth
Loudoun County, Virginia : green infrastructure meets green money

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