By Virginia H. Dale, Sandra Brown, Richard A. Haeuber, N. Thompson Hobbs, Nancy J. Huntly (auth.), Virginia H. Dale, Richard A. Haeuber (eds.)
This quantity applies ecological ideas and guidance to appreciate prior and present land use and land administration; and extra importantly, endeavors to advertise extra ecologically sound methods to destiny land use and administration judgements. the amount accommodates case reports from a wide selection of disciplines and views. The case reports discover earlier and present land use judgements, on either private and non-private lands, and comprise sensible techniques and instruments for land-use decision-making. probably an important characteristic of the publication is the linking of ecological conception and precept with utilized land use decision-making - the theoretical and empirical are joined via concrete case stories of exact land use decision-making tactics. during this quantity, readers will discover a assertion of primary ecological ideas which are correct for land use making plans and administration, coupled with a number of in-depth explorations of the applying of those rules in motion. additionally, so much case experiences describe particular instruments and ways for incorporating endeavors to hitch basic ecological wisdom with innovative program in an effort to either train and supply concrete tips for decision-making. The meant viewers is wide and multidisciplinary, from undergraduate and graduate point classes in environmental reports to specialist land use planners.
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However, many land uses simply ignore site limitations or externalize site potential. For example, building shopping malls on prime agricultural land does not make the best use of the site potential. Also, establishing farms where irrigation is required or lawns where watering is necessary assumes that site constraints will be surmounted. Ultimately, land use and the products that can be derived from the land will be limited by the natural potential of the site. 4 Conclusions The next step is to examine how these principles apply to particular landuse and land-management situations.