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Nature-Friendly Communities: Habitat Protection and Land Use Planning

By: Christopher Duerksen and Cara Snyder

421 pages, B/w photos, maps, tabs

Island Press

Paperback | May 2005 | #151621 | ISBN: 1559638656
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NHBS Price: £28.99 $37/€35 approx

About this book

Presents an 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, the authors explain the most effective steps that communities can take to protect nature.

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 or implementing local or regional biodiversity protection efforts.


Contents

CHRIS DUERKSEN is managing director of Clarion Associates, a
Denver-based land use consulting firm. He is the founder,
president, and chairman of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute.

CARA SNYDER is an independent consultant and writer; she was
formerly an associate with Clarion Associates.

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