Conservation Vision and GIS

This report is concerned with the changing nature of the ranching landscape in the Okanogan Valley and eastern Okanogan County, especially as it concerns fragmentation and turnover in large, agricultural properties and the local effects of these trends.

Barnegat Bay 2020: A Vision for the Future of Conservation is a Report that outlines the future of a rejuvenated Watershed in New Jersey.

The Trust for Public Land conducted a study of parkland in the five major cities of the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Hampton Roads has almost twice as much city shoreline as New York City and more than nine times as much city shoreline as either Boston or the three San Francisco Bay cities. Yet only 19.3 percent of Hampton Roads shoreline has parkland. This shortage deprives the region of many benefits that parks bring.

One of the fastest growing counties in the state, Travis County is surrounded by hills on the west and blackland prairie on the east. Many of the 850,000 residents work for the government, or in high tech industry, research, and education.

This report on Salem, Oregon's park system was created assist in creating the city's 1999 Park and Recreation master plan.

The Open Space Implementation Strategy was prepared for the city of Waukegan, Illinois, for their Lakefront-Downtown Master Plan.

This report is based on findings from research on the potential role of community ownership and management of forestland that included GIS analysis, interviews, surveys, input from two workshops, and five case studies of Community Forests in northern New England that illuminate particular aspects of the Community Forest Model.

The Connecticut River Watershed: Conserving the Heart of New England, presents an overview of the environmental,economic, cultural, recreational, and historic value ofthe Connecticut River Watershed's land, as well as a look at the risks thesenatural assets face from projected housing development.

In 2006, California voters approved Proposition 84, providing the state $400 million for new and revitalized parks. The Trust for Public Land developed an allocation system based on where parks are needed most in order to guarantee that Proposition 84 provides the greatest possible public benefit.

This report identifies the regionally significant acquisition and conservation priorities for King County, Washington.