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Conserving Natural Areas and Wildlife in Your Community

Smart Growth Strategies for Protecting the Biological Diversity of New York's Hudson River Valley

Cover of Conserving Natural Areas and Wildlife in Your CommunityConserving 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.

You can use the links below to download a pdf version of the document.

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.

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