Natural Resources

Fall 2011 Natural Resources Law Class at UB

Conserving Natural Resources by Protecting Land and Keeping Urban Areas Denser September 23, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — ptgooch @ 5:01 pm

This article is light on law but heavy with its implications for Natural Resources Law and Conservation Law.  The article identifies how a mix of urban growth boundaries and a targeted policy using conservation easements can regulate land better (effectiveness considering various factors) than one or the other by itself.  This reminds me of the cases we read last week, where the government was telling individuals what they could or couldn’t do on government land.  With this approach it could be a mix of private and/or government telling you/contracting with you.  Its interesting and important because lands that we do want to protect often contain valuable natural resources, sometimes extractable and sometimes aesthetic.  An interesting article for anyone interested in land use and/or its environmental consequences!  http://www.conservationmaven.com/frontpage/comparing-urban-growth-boundaries-with-targeted-land-protect.html

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