Conserving Natural Areas and Wildlife in Your Community
Smart Growth Strategies for Protecting the Biological Diversity of New York's Hudson River Valley
Conserving Natural Areas and Wildlife in Your Community is a guide for anyone involved or interested in biodiversity conservation and local land use planning and decision-making, including elected officials, volunteer board members, and interested citizens and organizations. It describes how to find biological information about your community and the tools and techniques that local governments can use to conserve natural areas and wildlife.
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Conserving Natural Areas and Wildlife in Your Community (pdf, 9.3 MB) This is a large document and may be slow to download. As an alternative you may download specific sections using the links below.
Sections for easier downloading:
- Cover (pdf, 1.1 MB)
- Table of Contents, Forward, Preface and Acknowledgements (pdf, 390 KB)
- Chapter 1. Introduction (pdf, 260 KB)
- Chapter 2. How To Use This Handbook (pdf, 280 KB)
- Chapter 3. Natural Areas and Wildlife Habitat of the Hudson Valley (pdf, 540 KB)
- Chapter 4. Natural Area and Wildlife Inventory (pdf, 540 KB)
- Chapter 5. How to Conserve Habitats (pdf, 630 KB)
- Chapter 6. Public Outreach and Education (pdf, 390 KB)
- Chapter 7. Building Support for Conservation: Public Participation (pdf, 180 KB)
- Chapter 8. Comprehensive Land-Use Planning (pdf, 390 KB)
- Chapter 9. Zoning and Project Review (pdf, 450 KB)
- Chapter 10. Stormwater Management for People and Wildlife (pdf, 920 KB)
- Chapter 11. Local Open Space Planning and Conservation (pdf, 330 KB)
- Chapter 12. Intermunicipal Approaches (pdf, 240 KB)
- Chapter 13. Natural Landscaping (pdf, 810 KB)
- Soures Cited and Appendices (pdf, 160 KB)
- Index (pdf, 200 KB)