Collaborative Planning for Wetlands and Wildlife builds on past experience to propose guidelines for more effective planning, and it presents numerous case studies that demonstrate how different communities have creatively reconciled problems between developers and environmentalists. Both the plans themselves and the experience gained in developing the plans offer valuable insights for other communities facing similar dilemmas.
This book answers questions asked by regulators, environmentalists, and developers who seek practical alternatives to the existing case-by-case permitting process, and it offers valuable lessons from past and ongoing area-wide planning efforts.
“This book shows the best
way for saving endangered species, rare wildlife, rivers and estuaries
while simultaneously easing burdens on developers. An important book,
it illustrates the success stories, obstacles, and nuts and bolts of
making conservation work for landowners.”
“Porter and Salvesen have
admirably filled a critical gap by identifying people and organizations
that have actually done the hard work of making and implementing ecosystem
plans in more than a dozen areas across the United States. In the highly
charged arena where environment meets development, nothing could be
more timely and useful than the practical, on-the-ground experiences
collected and analyzed in this highly useful book.”
About the Editors
Douglas R. Porter is president of the Growth Management Institute and a planning and development consultant in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
David A. Salvesen is an environmental writer and consultant based in Kensington, Maryland.
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