Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development
Taylor and Francis
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This article discusses the evolution of land conservation efforts and outcomes in the Northeast, examine major drivers of landscape change, and review key conservation tools that have been used to protect public values at the local and landscape levels. We then assess the current status of land conservation, and draw lessons for other regions facing conservation challenges across mixed ownership landscapes under varying development and land-use pressures. Finally, we explore new and emerging trends in the factors driving land development and conservation activities in an effort to assess the challenges that lie ahead.
Lilieholm, Robert J.; Meyer, Spencer R.; Johnson, Michelle L.; and Cronan, Christopher S., "Land Conservation in the Northeastern United States: An Assessment of Historic Trends and Current Conditions" (2013). Publications. 97.
Lilieholm, R.J., Meyer, S.R., Johnson, M.L., & Cronan, C.S. 2013. Land Conservation in the Northeastern United States: An Assessment of Historic Trends and Current Conditions, Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development. 55(4):3-14. DOI: 10.1080/00139157.2013.803882.
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