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Sustainable Development of Forestlands Project

"... an interdisciplinary project team explore[d] ways to encourage economically, socially, and ecologically sound subdivision developments in mountainous areas throughout Virginia. "Project goals include providing education and information for landowners, developers, planners, designers, engineers, and other interested parties -- and helping communities and individuals within Virginia to sustain productive intact farms and forests, minimize habitat fragmentation, retain high-quality views and water quality, and protect valued human resources. "This ... project illustrates the advantages of conservation-based design by learning from subdivision developments implemented with the intent to be "environmentally sound" as well as other conventional subdivision developments." [from website introduction]

Sustainable Development of Forestlands Project

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Conservation design, Conservation subdivision design, Development, Sustainability
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