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Planning for Biodiversity : Issues And Examples - Sheila Peck

Planning for Biodiversity

Issues And Examples

Paperback Published: 1st April 1998
ISBN: 9781559634014
Number Of Pages: 232

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A significant consequence of the development of natural landscapes is habitat loss and fragmentation that results in widespread loss of biological diversity. While scientists have made great strides in determining principles and concepts fundamental to preserving biodiversity, their work will have little impact unless it is understood and implemented by those who are making on-the-ground decisions about land use.Planning for Biodiversity provides an accessible introduction to ecological concepts for planning professionals and students. Sheila Peck explains why planners should be concerned with habitat preservation and presents practical approaches to incorporating conservation principles into planning efforts. The book.introduces a clear framework for understanding biodiversity explains concepts related to ecosystem structure and function discusses the effects of size and connectivity on habitat quality and species movement suggests conservation priorities at different scales presents elements of reserve design examines types and sources of information considers the causes of uncertainty in biodiversity planning and the need for monitoring and adaptive management.In each chapter, Peck presents case studies that explore the practical implications of the concepts examined, and provides contact information for each group involved in the case. Case studies include the Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest, Montana; Pinhook Swamp Linkage, northeastern Florida; National Gap Analysis Program; CALFED Bay-Delta Program, California; and numerous others. In addition, she includes planning guidelines which summarize the main points of the chapters, and a useful glossary of ecological terms.Planning for Biodiversity synthesizes and explains important ecological concepts and represents the first guide for planners that clearly details how to incorporate conservation plans into their work. Planners, landscape architects and designers, planning and design students, developers, local officials, and anyone interested in designing and developing more ecologically sound land-use projects will find the book an invaluable resource.

Introductionp. 1
Exploring Biodiversityp. 7
Case Study: Multiscale Planning for a Threatened Landscape: The Cosumnes River Project, Californiap. 21
Developing Conservation Prioritiesp. 27
Case Study: Combining Development with Biodiversity Conservation: Spring Island, South Carolinap. 40
Case Study: Protecting Landscapes and Communities: The Baraboo Hills Project, Baraboo, Wisconsinp. 43
Change and Disturbancep. 47
Case Study: Incorporating Historical Variations: Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest, Southwestern Montanap. 61
Case Study: Determining Ecological Thresholds: Mono Lake, Californiap. 64
Area and Connectivityp. 69
Case Study: Reducing Road Barriers for Large Carnivores: Interstatep. 75
Case Study: Wildlife Crossings, Southwest Floridap. 82
Case Study: Protecting Populations in a Fragmented Environment: Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Habitat Conservation Plan, Boulder, Coloradop. 84
Reserve Designp. 89
Case Study: Preserving the Keystone: Pinhook Swamp Linkage, Northeastern Floridap. 108
Case Study: Conserving Regional Biodiversity Through Reserve Design: The Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Texasp. 111
Collecting Baseline Informationp. 115
Case Study: Locating the Gaps in Biodiversity Protection: The National Gap Analysis Programp. 134
Planning Resources Available from Federal Agenciesp. 138
Monitoring and Adaptive Managementp. 143
Case Study: Monitoring Wildlife with Volunteers: Keeping Track, Jericho, Vermontp. 159
Case Study: Implementing Ecological Restoration Through Adaptive Management: The CALFED Bay-Delta Program, Californiap. 162
Planning Guidelinesp. 167
Notesp. 171
Glossaryp. 189
Bibliographyp. 197
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9781559634014
ISBN-10: 1559634014
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st April 1998
Publisher: ISLAND PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2