The USFS Forest Legacy Program has awarded a total of $72 million to 36 property owners in 33 states and territories to apply conservation easements to their land, with the goal of preventing development or other uses of the land that would reduce its forest value.
Planning & Growth
The Trust for Public Land's updated online database includes mapping and a finer level of detail, such as information at the county and parcel levels, for some but not all states as yet.
"The eco-conscious city plans to build more than 680 miles of new bikeways in the coming two decades at a cost of $613 million."
RSVP by 4:00 p.m. February 12, 2010, to learn about the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force's proposed marine spatial planning framework for coordinating many ocean and coastal activities by multiple agencies and actors.
A series examining Rwanda's efforts to build an eco-friendly economy after genocide, and an Iowa-based initiative that's leading the way. Des Moines Register, December 20-23, 2009, by Perry Beeman.
"California last week became the first state to integrate green building practices .... not everyone is thrilled about it."