Synopses & Reviews
"Collaborative Planning for Wetlands and Wildlife" presents numerous case studies that demonstrate how different communities have creatively reconciled problems between developers and environmentalists. It answers questions asked by regulators, environmentalists, and developers who seek practical alternatives to the existing case-by-case permitting process, and offers valuable lessons from past and ongoing areawide planning efforts.
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.
About the Author
Douglas R. Porter is former president of The Growth Management Institute and is a planning and development consultant in Chevy Chase, Maryland. While director of public policy research at the Urban Land Institute, he assisted in convening the working group discussions and research studies that led to this book.
Davis A. Salvesen is an environmental writer and consultant in Kensington, Maryland. His studies of Anchorage and Bolsa Chica were prepared while he was senior research associate for the Urban Land Institute, where he also assisted in managing the working group discussions that led to this book.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Focused, Special-area Conservation Planning: An Approach to Reconciling Development and Environmental Protection
Chapter 3. Preserving Biodiversity through the Use of Habitat Conservation Plans
Chapter 4. The Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan: A Regional, Multi-species Approach
Chapter 5. Southern California's Multi-species Planning
Chapter 6. Managing Wetlands through Advanced Planning and Permitting: The Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce
Chapter 7. Special-area Management Planning in New Jersey's Hackensack Meadowlands: An Emerging Model for Cooperative State-federal Planning
Chapter 8. Balancing Conservation and Development in Chiwaukee Prairie, Wisconsin
Chapter 9. Maryland Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas Program: Wetlands Protection and Future Growth
Chapter 10. Anchorage, Alaska's Wetlands Management Plan
Chapter 11. The East Everglades Planning Study
Chapter 12. Collaborative Planning for Development in Bolsa Chica, California's Wetlands
Chapter 13. Conclusion