Protecting Land Resources

Tools to Protect Land Resources

Protecting Land Resources

Land is developed for housing, commercial and industrial needs. Roads, parking lots and other forms of transportation need space for the movement of people and goods.

As land is developed, communities need to consider protection of natural space as a prime concern. Communities recognize the value of farmland, greenways and natural wild areas. There is an economic price tag that can be placed on protection of open space and must be part of the consideration as communities grow and develop. There is a way to develop sustainable communities, maintaining farmland, wilderness and unfragmented tracks of land for wildlife migration and human enjoyment. Protecting green space is critical to the health of future generations and for the health of the environment.


  • What is the value of protecting open space for a community?
  • What are the tools that will protect land?
  • How can they be implemented?



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