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Is there anything you can do when development threatens your local forest, beach, prairie, or wetland? Yes, there is. Across America, citizen activists are fighting and winning battles against unwanted development in their own communities. To help you resist the urban sprawl and absentee landowners that can wreck small towns and cities alike, this book is a practical, hands-on guide for building a grassroots campaign to defeat undesirable development. Written by a successful activist, Citizen's Primer for Conservation Activism takes you through all the steps necessary to stop unplanned development in your community: ∑ Identifying the issues at stake ∑ Getting involved and developing leadership ∑ Devising a strategy ∑ Hiring and working with legal counsel ∑ Building coalitions and partnerships ∑ Influencing local government ∑ Conducting a media campaign ∑ Raising money ∑ Countering developer tactics ∑ Managing the whole process With the proven strategies in this easy-to-access book, you can quickly gear up to challenge unwanted development and preserve the character of your local community.

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Is there anything you can do when development threatens your local forest, beach, prairie, or wetland? Yes, there is. Across America, citizen activists are fighting and winning battles against unwanted development in their own communities. To help you resist the urban sprawl and absentee landowners that can wreck small towns and cities alike, this book is a practical, hands-on guide for building a grassroots campaign to defeat undesirable development.

Written by a successful activist, Citizen's Primer for Conservation Activism takes you through all the steps necessary to stop unplanned development in your community: Identifying the issues at stakeGetting involved and developing leadershipDevising a strategyHiring and working with legal counselBuilding coalitions and partnershipsInfluencing local governmentConducting a media campaignRaising moneyCountering developer tacticsManaging the whole process

With the proven strategies in this easy-to-access book, you can quickly gear up to challenge unwanted development and preserve the character of your local community.

Synopsis:

With the proven strategies in this easy-to-access book, you can quickly gear up to challenge unwanted development and preserve the character of your local community.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292702905
Author:
Perlman, Judith
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Political Advocacy
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
2001-21
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
167
Dimensions:
8.64x5.60x.45 in. .50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Is there anything you can do when development threatens your local forest, beach, prairie, or wetland? Yes, there is. Across America, citizen activists are fighting and winning battles against unwanted development in their own communities. To help you resist the urban sprawl and absentee landowners that can wreck small towns and cities alike, this book is a practical, hands-on guide for building a grassroots campaign to defeat undesirable development.

Written by a successful activist, Citizen's Primer for Conservation Activism takes you through all the steps necessary to stop unplanned development in your community: Identifying the issues at stakeGetting involved and developing leadershipDevising a strategyHiring and working with legal counselBuilding coalitions and partnershipsInfluencing local governmentConducting a media campaignRaising moneyCountering developer tacticsManaging the whole process

With the proven strategies in this easy-to-access book, you can quickly gear up to challenge unwanted development and preserve the character of your local community.

"Synopsis" by , With the proven strategies in this easy-to-access book, you can quickly gear up to challenge unwanted development and preserve the character of your local community.

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