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1 July 2003 Conserving Ecosystems Locally: A Role for Ecologists in Land-Use Planning
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Integration of ecological principles into private land-use planning is critical to preservation of biodiversity and functional ecosystems in the United States. Ecologists need to play an active role in shaping land-use decisions to meet those goals. Four areas of action for ecologists are (1) educating members of the staff, planning board, and governing body involved in land-use decisions; (2) serving on a planning commission or governing body; (3) commenting at public hearings; and (4) participating in citizen review panels for land-use laws and policies. The most effective measures will be those that integrate ecological principles into arguments based on the existing standards for comprehensive planning and subdivision review.

Len Broberg "Conserving Ecosystems Locally: A Role for Ecologists in Land-Use Planning," BioScience 53(7), 670-673, (1 July 2003). https://doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2003)053[0670:CELARF]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 July 2003
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