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Master Planning Communities with Wildlife in Mind

Master-planned communities can be designed for the protection of wildlife while providing an aesthetically pleasing, eco-friendly, and affordable community for people. This study was conceived from a background of academic studies in plant biology, forestry, and landscape architecture, and a desire to rescue wildlife habitat from the encroachment of urban sprawl. A variety of books and periodicals were consulted, along with a few web sites. The primary threats to wildlife habitat are habitat fragmentation, pollution, and exotic invasive species of plants, animals, insects, and diseases. Many aspects of planning are addressed, including wildlife corridors, site selection, connecting habitat patches, and stormwater management. With careful planning, new communities can incorporate the principles of sustainable design, building inside natures envelope, green infrastructure, new urbanism, and Smart Growth to protect and preserve wildlife habitat.
Date14 April 2005
CreatorsPeebles, Helen A.
ContributorsSadik C. Artunc, Charles Fryling, Jr., Bruce G. Sharky
Source SetsLouisiana State University
Detected LanguageEnglish
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