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Land Use Planning and Spatial Conservation Prioritization Using Spatial Data and Zonation Software
Introduction to Zonation part II 5:59 Spatial Conservation Planning In Europe With Zonation 30:57
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Conservation planning. "You'd never drain a lake, why cut down an oak forest?"
Visit our website http://LandChoices.org. We asked conservation developer Ed Noonan http://www.tryonfarm.com , "What advice do you have for planning departments?" Planners can use innovative conservation design for subdivisions to preserve water quality, natural areas, working farmland and wildlife. But they have to understand it first. Then they need to update outdated land use ordinances. Noted planner Randall Arendt http://www.greenerprospects.com , expert on conservation design for subdivisions, is also featured. Please add comments, rate, share, add video responses and subscribe to our channel. Learn more at http://www.LandChoices.org
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Saving the Land and Water Conservation Fund
The nation’s most important conservation and recreational access program has protected areas in almost every state and county, but it could soon expire without action by Congress.
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Dry Land Farming
Full length documentary film 'Dry Land Farming' by Shramajeevi. Visit https://agdial.in, https://shramajeevi.com, http://shramajeeviimages.com, http://shramajeewiki.com, http://video.shramajeevi.com. Email us at team@shramajeevi.com
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17. Land Use and Conservation Law: The Adirondack History
Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255) By reviewing the conservation history of the Adirondack Park, this lecture examines strategies to manage land use and natural resources in protected areas. The Adirondacks has been protected since the 1880s and became a national park in the 1970s. The government manages the park for a variety of uses, including recreational, ecological, and natural resource-related uses. The multiple uses of the park create conflict amongst stakeholders and require regulations that prevent certain types of development. The lecture reviews regulations and zoning ordinances that protect public lands. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Allocating and Managing Land Use 07:52 - Chapter 2. Curious Conservation History: The Case of the Adirondacks 16:43 - Chapter 3. Multiple Uses, Ineffective Control and Conflict 27:13 - Chapter 4. Ecological Constrains for Land and Resource Development 45:11 - Chapter 5. Who Are the Stakeholders? Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2010.
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Intro to Systematic Conservation Planning
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Land Management Overview
Run time: 27:25 The St. Johns River Water Management District’s Land Resources Bureau Chief, Steven R. Miller, gives an overview of the district’s land management program and associated costs.
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Stop the Sprawl: Basics of Land Use Planning for Horse Men and Women [runtime 34:16]
At the 2012 ELCR One-Day Regional Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, Tom Daniels, Ph.D presented "Stop the Sprawl, I Want to Get Off!" This informative and inspiring presentation provides the basics of planning and zoning in relation to the horse lands and facilities, along with real-life examples of what works and what does not. This video is part one of two parts. For more information, visit our website at www.ELCR.org. Dr. Daniels is a Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches land use planning, growth management, environmental planning, and land preservation. Daniels holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Oregon State University and a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University. For optimum viewing, please click the full screen button in the bottom right corner of the video frame. ELCR would like to thank our Conservation Partners, The Bates Family Foundation, The Hamill Family Foundation, Bayer Animal Health and USA Equestrian Trust for their support.
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Land Use 2014 - The Future of Conservation Offsets
Moderator: Fawn Jackson, Manager, Environmental Affairs, Canadian Cattlemen's Association Panelists: Dave Poulton, Environmental Strategies Consultant, President, Board of Directors at Environmental Law Centre Andy Edeburn, Director, Environment, AltaLink Karen Raven, Agriculture Land Use Specialist, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development The 2009 Alberta Land Stewardship Act provides the enabling legislation to implement payment or offset programs for the provision of ecosystem services in the province. This session provides an overview of challenges and opportunities in the development of province-wide conservation offset programs, including discussion about pilot projects being undertaken in Alberta. Alberta Land Institute's sold-out inaugural Land Use 2014 conference was held May 7 & 8, 2014, in Edmonton, AB. http://www.landuse2014.ca
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5. Conservation Development - Best Local Land Use Practices
This video is from the Ohio Balanced Growth Program Best Local Land Use Practices video series. Conservation Development is a development technique that allows design and layout of an entire development parcel, to conserve resources while allowing development to occur at the same density as the underlying zoning. A special form of Planned Unit Development, conservation development utilizes high standards for open space and design, coupled with design flexibility. Conservation development can be designed to meet a range of goals including conserving open space, conserving natural and cultural resources, creating amenities attractive to buyers, and creating a new neighborhood that is an asset to the community. In many cases, concentrating development on just a portion of a development tract can minimize the cost of providing and maintaining public services and utilities.
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Conservation Development
As an associate conservation scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Sarah Reed studies conservation development as a way to develop property by clustering homes and protecting or restoring ecological resources
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Uganda: Supporting climate resilient sustainable land management practices
Supporting climate resilient sustainable land management practices in Uganda: an example by the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), a new program of the government of Uganda put in place to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of agricultural extension service. © World Bank Group
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Preserving Rural Lifestyles & Character (example of conservation development plan)
An overview of the importance and relevance of the conservation subdivision in preserving rural lifestyles and rural character today. www.plan4land.net (2015)
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19. Land Use Law and Property Rights
Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255) The lecture addresses the issue of takings and when the government has the right to seize private property for the public good. The government is required to compensate property owners in some circumstances. Through legal cases, Professor Wargo gives some examples of when compensation is required and why takings are an important management tool for environmental managers. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses 00:00 - Chapter 1. Property Rights: Fractured by Law and Custom 12:46 - Chapter 2. Managing Coastal Development and Resources 18:41 - Chapter 3. Surface and Mineral Rights on Public Lands 26:13 - Chapter 4. Nuisance Law; Takings Law 40:21 - Chapter 5. Taking Without Compensation This course was recorded in Spring 2010.
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Dale Blanton: Interview, "People and the Land" (2017)
Dale Blanton was interviewed by Bob Rindy and Jim Knight on June 13, 2017. Dale Blanton served as the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development’s senior coastal policy analyst and as the Federal Program Officer for the agency’s Coastal Management Program. He was the principal policy advisor to coastal planners, state agencies, and local governments, especially on statewide planning goals 16 (Estuarine Resources), 17 (Coastal Shorelands), and 18 (Beaches and Dunes), and monitored the effects of state and federal legislative actions on coastal policies and programs. Prior to his twenty-six-year career with DLCD, Blanton worked as a natural resource agency coordinator for the Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission. He retired from DLCD in 2011. This oral history interview is part of "People and the Land," a collaboration between the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development and Portland State University. The goal of this project is to document and preserve a record of Oregon’s land use program through the recording, transcription, collection and archiving of personal oral histories. The project is intended to enable Oregon’s statewide planning agency to make a significant, abiding contribution to the body of literature that records and analyzes the politics, policy, and practices that make Oregon's land use program unique. Please access the entire “People and the Land” collection at Portland State University: http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/planoregon_interviews/ This digital access copy is made available by Portland State University Special Collections as streaming media for personal, educational, and non-commercial use only. It cannot be reproduced in any form, distributed or screened for commercial purposes. It is made accessible because of one or more of the following situations: the rights are owned by State Board of Higher Education, on behalf of Portland State University; Portland State University has permission to make it accessible; it is made accessible for education and research purposes under "fair use" under U.S. Copyright law; or there are no known restrictions on use. In the event that previously unknown information is shared that may change the status of this item, it will be immediately removed from public view until pertinent rights issues are clarified. Contact Special Collections at Portland State University Library at: specialcollections@pdx.edu or (503) 725-9883.
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Fishing in southern Alberta's Livingstone-Porcupine Hills | Love Your Headwaters
Good land-use planning for Alberta means our province's public lands are properly managed for Albertans now and into the future. Anglers Joseph and Rob Lothian share why they believe everyone should have a say in the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills Land Footprint Management Plan and Recreation Management Plan. You can complete the surveys through April 26, 2018 here: https://talkaep.alberta.ca/livingstone-porcupine-hills-footprint-and-recreation-planning Video production by Community-Drive Communications https://www.crftnew.media/
1/2 Sustainable Management Planning of Land Resources
FAO and GTZ on combating desertification in Burkina Faso
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Amélie Augé - Forget the crystal ball: Spatial scenarios to conservation planning for the GBR coast
Seminar title: Forget the crystal ball: Applying spatial scenarios to conservation planning for the GBR coast. Seminar type: CoralCoE seminar series Presented by: Amélie Augé Date: Thursday 5th of September 2013 Abstract: Coastal zones around the world have been under high and increasing sporadic development pressures on land and at sea. Functioning coastal ecosystems require healthy cohesively-managed terrestrial and marine areas. The combination and complexity of these two issues for coastal management generate the wicked problem of coastal syndromes. In this talk, I will start by showing why coastal management is such a great challenge for conservation planning and why we need a novel approach that requires forgetting the crystal ball most commonly used. Qualitative scenarios have been used in the past to facilitate coastal management; however, spatially-explicit scenario planning can be applied to coastal zones and has flexibility advantages that should allow conservation planning to include the uncertainty in future coastal development. The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA) is a typical example of a coastal marine protected area with a fast and unpredictably changing coast and where the terrestrial part has not been considered. This talk will end with the presentation of the progress and intents of an on-going project aimed at developing a new methodology to incorporate the field of scenarios in systematic conservation planning using land use change modelling and impact and goal assessments with spatial analyses to draw strategic priorities for conservation along the GBRWHA coast in the light of plausible coastal development in the next 25 years. Biography: Amélie took a postdoctoral research fellowship at the ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies in mid-2012 in the Conservation Planning Program working on the NERP (National Environmental Research Program) project “Conservation planning for a changing coastal zone” led by Prof. Bob Pressey. She has a PhD in Zoology (2011) and an MSc in Spatial Ecology (2007) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Amélie works in the realm of marine and coastal ecology and conservation and her research interests include the use of spatial tools (GIS, spatio-temporal analyses, bio-logging, habitat mapping) to understand and mitigate impacts of anthropogenic activities and changes on wildlife and natural values. Her postdoc work includes scenario planning, land use change modelling, impact assessments, and development of conservation goals and priorities for coastal protection and restoration for the Great Barrier Reef coastal zone.
Model My Watershed for Resource Management
This webinar shows resource managers, conservation practitioners, and municipal decision-makers how to use the Model My Watershed web app (http://wikiwatershed.org/model/) to analyze real land use, soil and other data for an area of interest, model stormwater runoff and water-quality impacts, and compare how different conservation or development scenarios could modify runoff and water quality.
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Chapter 2 - Land, soil, water | Geography ncert class 8
Key notes and summary of the chapter Land, Soil, Water, Natural vegetation and Wildlife resources. In this chapter we will cover: 1. LAND, LAND USE CONSERVATION OF LAND RESOURCE. 2. SOIL, DEGRADATION OF SOIL AND CONSERVATION MEASURES. 3. WATER AND ITS PROBLEMS. 4. NATURAL VEGETATION, DISTRIBUTION OF NATURAL VEGETATION, CONSERVATION OF NATURAL VEGETATION AND WILDLIFE. This video is an elearning instructional design which is a web based e learning technique through which concepts become easier to understand. Its a revolutionary move, as the internet is flooding with many online learning classes, online education degrees, online education programs only to boost learning capability. Subscribe to my channel for more, as i will be developing elearning courses only to make you understand concepts in a crisp and clear manner. --- Click here if you want to subscribe:- https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRealSengupta Check the other playlists of CBSE NCERT Geography videos Class 6 - https://goo.gl/DDFtIF Class 7 - https://goo.gl/ppPK05 Class 8 - https://goo.gl/OD3Gwh Class 9 - https://goo.gl/AIEXxQ Class 10 - https://goo.gl/inWIAR Class 11 (Part 1) - https://goo.gl/Pn5EIE Class 11 (Part 2) - https://goo.gl/X4zY9K Class 12 - https://goo.gl/Kszpz5 Whether you are preparing for UPSC Civil Services Exam, National Defence Academy NDA, Combined Defence Services CDS, Bank (PO, Clerk, Specialist), RBI (PO, Clerk, Specialist), Combined Graduate Level CGL, Central Armed Police Force CAPF (Assistant Commandant), Intelligence Bureau IB and many more exams. You can watch this video without having to read the entire book full of texts. If you find it useful, please like and share. Happy studying!
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Conservation Highlights: 2011 A Year in Review
Effective conservation took many forms this year. From working to restore oyster reefs in the Gulf of Mexico to playing a critical role in the formation of China's national conservation plan, The Nature Conservancy worked to advance conservation all around the world. The 10 accomplishments featured here are just a small sample of the more than 600 projects and transactions undertaken by the Conservancy with countless partners, supporters and dedicated volunteers in fiscal 2011. Thank you for your support. http://www.nature.org
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Soil Health Management Systems - Using NRCS Practice Standards
Presented by David Lamm, team leader, National Soil Health and Sustainability Team, East National Technology Support Center. View the webinar at http://conservationwebinars.net to earn CEUs. Soil Health Management Systems (SHMS) are a collection of NRCS conservation practices that focus on maintaining or enhancing soil health by addressing the four soil health planning principles: manage more by disturbing the soil less; diversify with crop diversity; grow living roots throughout the year; and keep the soil covered as much as possible. SHMS are cropping system specific and contain practices that are considered "must-do" or are key practices that achieve the greatest impact on soil health by creating a synergistic effect as a system. Conservation Crop Rotation (328) and Cover Crop (340) are examples for cropland. Practices that address resource concerns that may not occur on all fields are considered "as applicable." Examples include Irrigation Water Management (449) and Filter Strips (390). SHMS also include conservation activities that might not be in an NRCS conservation practice standard but still play a key role in improving soil health. These are known as "best accepted new technology," and examples include controlled traffic patterns and precision application of nutrients and/or pesticides. This webinar will provide background on using NRCS conservation practice standards to develop cropping system specific SHMS at the state and local level. Participate in this webinar to learn about the four soil health planning principles and associated practices that help comprise a Soil Health Management System.
Saving rain water / Making Swales / Water irrigation in the tropics / Growing food in Asia
In this video we learn how to save water by digging ditches and making swales. In hot climates it is essential to manage water and conserve as much as possible. Amazing skills and a good example of how growing food can made easier through some simple water management processes. Please share the teachings and help others to grow food and sustain life.
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Environmental Conservation, The 4 R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Respond
Meet Cady and her friends in the bayou of Louisiana. The environment is changing and Cady wants to know what she can do to help. Kids Educ SUBSCRIBE TO US http://goo.gl/3zf4Z3 To see the more kids movies go to http://www.youtube.com/user/KidsEduc
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How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory
"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
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Environmental Impact Assessment - Analyzing Benefits and Actions (Examrace)
Dr. Manishika Jain in this lecture explains the concept of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and difference between EIA and Strategic EIA. Tool to identify environmental, social and economic impacts of a project prior to decision-making – UNEP In India, Started in 1978-79 by river valley projects EIA has now been made mandatory under the Environmental Protection Act, 1986 for 29 categories of developmental activities that involves investments of Rs. 50 crores & more EIA – Definition @0:07 Stages Involved in EIA @4:51 Which Projects fall under EIA? @6:16 What to Address? @7:59 Benefits of EIA @9:19 Procedure @10:12 Follow Up @11:56 Polluter’s Pay Principle @12:07 Precautionary Principle @12:24 Strategic EIA @13:24 Environment Impact Assessment @14:09 Strategic Environment Assessment @14:19 #Implementation #Effluents #Concentration #Hazardous #Cumulatively #Screening #Compliance #Enforcement #Developmental #Investments #Manishika #Examrace Stages Involved in EIA Screening Scoping Assessment & Evaluation Report EIA: Non-technical summary for the general audience Review EIS Decision Making: Whether to approve project or not Monitoring, Compliance, Enforcement Environmental Auditing Which projects fall under EIA? Which can significantly alter the landscape, land use pattern & lead to concentration of working population Which need upstream development activity like assured mineral and forest products supply Which need downstream industrial process development Those involving manufacture, handling and use of hazardous materials Those sited near ecologically sensitive areas, urban centers, hill resorts, places of scientific and religious importance Industrial Estates which could cumulatively cause significant environmental damage What to Address? Meteorology and air quality Hydrology and water quality Site and its surroundings Occupational safety and health Details of the treatment and disposal of effluents and the methods of alternative uses Transportation of raw material and details of material handling Control equipment and measures proposed to be adopted Benefits of EIA Environmental benefits Economic benefits Reduced cost and time of project implementation and design Avoided treatment Clean-up costs Impacts of laws and regulations Procedure Follow Up Precautionary Principle: If an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public, or environment, in the absence of scientific consensus, the burden of proof falls on those taking the action. Part of Rio Declaration & Kyoto Protocol. Polluter’s Pay Principle: To make the party responsible for producing pollution responsible for paying for the damage done to the natural environment. Support from OECD and European Community. Strategic EIA Formalized, systematic & comprehensive process to identify & evaluate environmental consequences of proposed policies, plans or programs Ensure full inclusion Address at earliest possible stage of decision-making on a par with economic & social considerations Can be applied to entire sector For NET Paper 1 material refer - http://www.examrace.com/CBSE-UGC-NET/CBSE-UGC-NET-FlexiPrep-Program/Postal-Courses/Examrace-CBSE-UGC-NET-Paper-I-Series.htm Examrace is number 1 education portal for competitive and scholastic exam like UPSC, NET, SSC, Bank PO, IBPS, NEET, AIIMS, JEE and more. We provide free study material, exam & sample papers, information on deadlines, exam format etc. Our vision is to provide preparation resources to each and every student even in distant corders of the globe. Dr. Manishika Jain served as visiting professor at Gujarat University. Earlier she was serving in the Planning Department, City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA with focus on application of GIS for Downtown Development and Renewal. She completed her fellowship in Community-focused Urban Development from Colorado State University, Colorado, USA. For more information - https://www.examrace.com/About-Examrace/Company-Information/Examrace-Authors.html
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Wildhorse Ranch Project
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation worked with a conservation-minded landowner, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to protect 4,500 acres of key wildlife habitat in northeast Nevada via a voluntary conservation easement agreement. The project also improves access to nearly 19,000 acres of adjacent public land. “We appreciate Bryan Masini and his partner owners of the Wildhorse Ranch in recognizing the importance of protecting and conserving the wildlife values of their land,” said Blake Henning, RMEF chief conservation officer. Located approximately 70 miles north of Elko, the property lies within the Owyhee River watershed just east of the Independence Mountain Range. As part of the transaction, the NDOW holds an access agreement that allows public access for hunting and other recreational activities to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands which border the ranch. “We are grateful for all the partners in this effort and find great hope in innovative approaches such as this conservation easement,” said Tony Wasley, NDOW director. “This is a great solution that protects private land, while also maintaining the land’s benefits for the wildlife species that depend on it.” “This specific area is year-round habitat and crucial summer range for up to 100 elk. It’s also a key area for mule deer and antelope, crucial habitat for Greater sage-grouse and it features riparian habitat for fish and other species,” added Henning. Current range conditions consist of enough forage for cattle and wildlife and a plan has been implemented to ensure that best management practices maintain quality habitat going forward. “This project is a great example of the private and public partnership efforts that exist to protect critical habitats and preserve agricultural working lands for future generations,” stated Ray Dotson, NRCS state conservationist. The Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program and the Nevada Department of Wildlife provided funding for the project.
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Land Use
018 - Land Use In this video Paul Andersen explains how land is developed for human use. Urbanization has occurred through the last century as people have moved to cities in large numbers. Transportation and the arrival of the car have led to urban sprawl and urban blight. Smart growth can be used to mediate some of the ecosystem impacts. Land is also preserved in parks, refuges, and wilderness areas. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: Bob Marshall Wilderness. (2015, October 6). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bob_Marshall_Wilderness&oldid=684367778 English: Bureau of Land Management logo. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]a). Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blm.svg English: Thermal infrared satellite data measured by NASA. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]b). Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Newyork_heat_island.jpg en.wikipedia, U., Billwhittaker at. (2009). English: Chart comparing the age curves of Pocahontas County and Johnson County to demonstrate Rural flight. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rural_flight.jpg File:Niepolomice oli 2013251.jpg. (2014, April 12). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Niepolomice_oli_2013251.jpg&oldid=603861332 File:Revised petrol use urban density.JPG. (2012, March 21). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Revised_petrol_use_urban_density.JPG&oldid=483238766 Gonzalez, C. (2010). English: Aerial View of Photochemical Smog Pollution Over Mexico City. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AerialViewPhotochemicalSmogMexicoCity_2.jpg Government, U. S. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). Logo of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US-FishAndWildlifeService-Logo.svg Lasvegaslover. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). English: Las Vegas Strip. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Las_Vegas_89.jpg Martinsnm. (2013). English: Laguna de Rocha, the largest wetland in the urban area in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Laguna01.jpg Service, F. (2011). English: Official logo of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ForestServiceLogoOfficial.svg Service, U. S. government, National Park. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). English: Logo of the United States National Park Service. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US-NationalParkService-ShadedLogo.svg Service, U. S. F. and W. (2005). English: Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain, looking south toward the Brooks Range mountains. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooks_Range_Mountains_ANWR.jpg Taylorluker. (2010). Percentage of World Population- Urban/Rural. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Percentage_of_World_Population_Urban_Rural.PNG USA, N. G. S. F. C. from G., MD. (2012). English: Over the years of the Landsat program, the desert city of Las Vegas has gone through a massive growth spurt. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Landsat_View,_Las_Vegas,_Nevada_satellite.jpg (n.d.). Retrieved from https://openclipart.org/detail/172163/1950s-rambler-convertible
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See how a manure lagoon works and why farmers want to build even more of them
If you buy a house on the 9 million acres of agricultural districts in New York state, you sign a disclosure form that says the farmers near you have the "right to farm" even when it causes noise, dust and odors. Still, when a farmer decides to build a lagoon to store millions of gallons of liquid manure, the neighbors are often disappointed to find out they have little say in the matter. They can also be shocked to hear that government sometimes requires manure storage and even helps pay for it. Since 1994, 461 manure storages have been built with state financial help, according to the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. Others are privately or federally funded. The "Right to Farm" is a state law that protects 25,316 farms on 6.5 million of those 9-million acres of agricultural districts. The rest of that land is occupied by people who do not farm. Dan Palladino, president of the Onondaga County Farm Bureau, encourages farmers to be proactive and share their plans even when it isn't required. "We have to all work together," Palladino said. "If we're in an agricultural district, we have to understand what the farmer needs to do and we have to understand what the public needs and what we can do to help them." Mike McMahon, of McMahon's EZ Acres in Homer, allowed us to fly a drone over the lagoon on his dairy farm and explained how it was designed. McMahon, other farmers and government officials say storage is the best practice to protect the environment from runoff. Storage allows farmers to spread manure on fields on only the best days – when the soil is dry and less likely to run off of wet and frozen ground into lakes and streams. What kinds of lagoons are built in New York state? Before a lagoon is built, farmers test the make-up and quality of the soil to understand the geology of the site, said Mark Burger, executive director of the Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District. If the soil can support an earthen lagoon, it can be dug into the ground and lined with clay, he said. Some earthen lagoons are also reinforced with concrete bottoms or walls. If the soil does not support an earthen lagoon, farmers can use a plastic product called "octaform." It has a series of hollow, plastic rectangular chambers filled with concrete. That type of storage is also easy to cover to keep out rain or to digest methane gas for energy. Farmers also consider the type of bedding they use when they choose the type of material to use in lagoon construction, he said. The bedding goes into the lagoon along with the manure. For example, if the animals bed on sand, farmers like to build a concrete floor to make it easier to capture the sand and use it on the soil, he said. Soil and water conservation districts help small farms implement official environmental management plans, which address manure storage and other issues, state officials said. Large industrial farms are regulated through a CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) permit, which requires a comprehensive nutrient management plan that takes into account the farm's slopes, nearby waterways, soil erosion potential, farmstead facilities and nutrient sources. Engineers must also work within USDA standards and must be able to divert surface groundwater and contain the precipitation that falls into the storage. "You've got highly trained professionals out there, taking these corings or these trenchings and analyzing the soil and the geology to make that determination," he said. "It's not just you and I going out there to do it." How many times have they leaked? There have been three manure storage overflows and one leak in the last five years in the Central New York region, which generally covers Oswego to Broome counties, according to the DEC. The latest incident is still under investigation. In February, a structural issue with a lagoon forced farmers to spread manure on snow on an unusually warm winter day. The snow melted, causing manure to flow into Cayuga Lake. In 2013, manure overflowed into a small tributary from a storage at Ashland Farms, in Cayuga County. The DEC issued a $3,000 fine and the farm was required to increase the size of the storage. EFS Farm, in Madison County, was assessed a $750 penalty after an overflow in 2013. The manure ponded in a field and did not reach surface water, according to the DEC. O'Hare Dairy II, in Chenango County, had an overflow in 2011 that did reach surface water. The DEC assessed a $1,750 penalty and required repairs and an emergency action plan. Video by Michelle Breidenbach, Christa Lemczak and N. Scott Trimble. Illustrations by Peter Allen. Music by MK2. Additional content: Google Earth and New York State Department of Agriculture
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Climate change & the biodiversity conservation challenge webinar presented by Michael Dunlop
In this webinar, Michael Dunlop outlines recent research findings about the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and their implications for conservation planning and management. Dr Michal Dunlop is a land-water-biodiversity-climate analyst with CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences. Michael lead the 2012 CSIRO study 'The implications of climate change for Australia's biodiversity conservation and protected areas' - a landmark Australia-wide assessment of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and the National Reserve System to inform future management of Australia's protected areas. The study was broken down into four biomes, two of which covered most of Victoria and Tasmania. Additionally, Michael and his team have been developing a method/approach to assessing the 'climate change readiness' of biodiversity objectives. He recently co-authored the report, 'Climate ready conservation objectives scoping study.'
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What is FLPMA?
It’s FLPMA’s 40th anniversary! Wait what…what is a FLMPA and do we still use it? More importantly -- why should we care? FLPMA (pronounced Flip-ma), is shorthand for the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. It was an act of Congress that President Gerald Ford signed into law on October 21, 1976, and it is the law that defines multiple use and sustained yield as our approach to managing public lands. It is often called the BLM’s organic act, since it gives us the authority to do a lot of the things we do on a daily basis. Again, why should we care? Well there’s SIX – yes six reasons! 1. FLPMA mandates the permanent federal ownership of public lands. FLPMA makes it law that public lands are retained in Federal ownership. This may seem like a no-brainer, but until FLPMA became law, there was still a question about whether or not public lands were to be kept in federal control or made available for sale. Interestingly, FLPMA repealed President Lincoln’s Homesteading Act of 1864, ending homesteading. FLMPA tells BLM to do lots of stuff with public land – AKA “multiple use. Protecting scientific, scenic, historical, ecological, environmental, air and atmospheric, water resource, and archaeological values; whew that’s a mouthful. Provide food and habitat for fish and wildlife and domestic animals. Provide for outdoor recreation and other human uses too. Like timber, minerals, and grazing. 2. FLPMA repealed more than 1,000 out-of-date land management statutes (really 1,000), replacing them with new policies, including a new planning system. Sure, it didn’t affect the big statutes like the O & C Act in Oregon, the Mineral Leasing Act, the Mining Law of 1872, the Soil Conservation Act, and about 1,000 others, but it did repeal and replace many that lingered from the days of the Grazing Service and General Land Office. 3. FLPMA mandated a new planning system for us – one with lots of public participation, not just the involvement of those who may be directly affected by a decision. It also authorized citizen advisory councils - known today as RACs 4. FLMPA changed how we manage mining and grazing on public lands. For example, FLPMA declared that claims could be invalidated if miners didn’t file copies of their claims and submit annual reports of their work, allowing the BLM – and other miners – to better know who was doing what where. FLPMA also required a new study of grazing fees and standardized grazing permit policies. Grazing advisory boards were also focused on providing input into the development of allotment management plans and how range improvement funds were distributed. 5. FLPMA created new protections for public lands. That’s pretty cool. For example, FLPMA brought the Wilderness Act of 1964 to the public lands. The BLM now manages nine wilderness areas and 88 wilderness study areas in Oregon and Washington. Contributing even more acronyms to our repertoire, FLPMA also created ACECs (Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) “where special management attention is required . . . to protect and prevent irreparable damage to important historic, cultural, or scenic values, fish and wildlife resources, or other natural systems or processes, or to protect life and safety from natural hazards.” Today, Oregon and Washington host 195 ACEC parcels, totaling almost 860,000 acres. In addition, FLPMA granted law enforcement authority to the BLM, starting with uniformed park rangers to serve in the California desert’s public lands. 6. FLPMA helped to usher in a cultural change in the BLM. BLM expanded its workforce beyond a focus on forestry and range conservation and created new professional positions in areas such as planning, recreation, archaeology, and wildlife biology. There are many more provisions within FLPMA, as well as several amendments made in later years. Of particular note is the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, created in 1980 as an amendment to FLPMA. FLPMA helped solve a lot of BLM's challenges in the 1970s, but others remain today. Nevertheless, most of the work we do today can trace its authority back to FLPMA. As Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson noted, "the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 represents a landmark achievement in the management of the public lands of the United States. For the first time in the long history of the public lands, one law provides comprehensive authority and guidelines for [their] administration."
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Design for Conservation (1972)
www.mdc.mo.gov Beginning in the 1970s, the Department of Conservation made a pledge to embrace a broader conservation approach called the Design for Conservation. It was a plan to preserve the best examples of forests, prairies, marshes and glades; to obtain land for recreation, forestry and protection of critical habitat; to increase services to the public in the areas of wildlife and forest conservation; and to create a system of conservation nature centers throughout Missouri. Voters approved the Design for Conservation plan in 1976 with a one-eighth of 1 percent sales tax, providing reliable funding for fish, forests and wildlife conservation. Produced by Missouri Dept. of Conservation (1972).
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Natural Resources
In this video Ms. Malvika Choudhary explains about types of resources and classification of natural resources.
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KY Agriculture Water Quality Act – Mark Turner's Story
Mark Turner describes how he balances production agriculture with conservation on his farm in Ohio County, Kentucky. For more information on the Kentucky Agricultural Water Quality Act and how to make your own ag water quality plan, please visit: http://www.uky.edu/bae/awqp - What is the Kentucky Agricultural Water Quality Act? The Kentucky General Assembly passed the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Act in 1994. The goal of the act is to protect surface and groundwater resources from pollution as a result of agriculture and silviculture (forestry) activities. - Whom does the Agriculture Water Quality Act affect? The Agriculture Water Quality Act requires all landowner/land users with ten (10) or more acres that is being used for agriculture or silviculture operations to develop and implement a water quality plan based upon guidance from the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan. - How are agriculture and silviculture defined under the Agriculture Water Quality Act? "Agriculture operation" means any farm operation on a tract of land, including all income producing improvements and farm dwellings, together with other farm buildings and structures incident to the operation and maintenance of the farm, situated on ten (10) contiguous acres or more of land used for the production of livestock, livestock products, poultry, poultry products, milk, milk products, or silviculture products or for the growing of crops such as, but not limited to, tobacco, corn, soybeans, small grains, fruits and vegetables, or devoted to and meeting the requirements and qualifications for payments to agriculture programs under an agreement with the state or federal government. "Silviculture" generally means that part of forestry that involves growing and harvesting of trees. - What is the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan? The Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan consists of best management practices from six different areas - Silviculture, Pesticides and Fertilizers, Farmstead, Crops, Livestock, and Streams and Other Waters. Each BMP includes definitions and descriptions, regulatory requirements, Agriculture Water Quality Authority requirements, design information, practice maintenance, technical assistance, cost share assistance, recommendations and references. This statewide plan will serve as a guide to individual landowners/land users as they develop water quality plans for their individual operations. - What is the process for developing and implementing an individual water quality plan? Individual landowners/land users must fully implement applicable requirements of the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan by October 23, 2001. Various tools are available to help landowners develop their plan. This web site contains an on-line tool to be used by landowners to assess their operation and identify best management practices to be included in their individual plan. After identifying the best management practices, landowners/land users implement these practices on their land. Assistance to implement the plan can be obtained through a variety of technical agencies.
Sustainable biodiversity management
Sustainable biodiversity management . - If you feel great, please support the author by subscribing to our channel to track the next video. You Should Watch It . Top things you need to know: https://goo.gl/LJjmmT . Latest news about Dumi Masilela: https://goo.gl/hk47HE . Latest news about Zodwa Wabantu: https://goo.gl/Xaujk5 You Should Watch It Subscribe Channel(Official) : http://goo.gl/UQo7mQ Twitter Official: https://twitter.com/dailynewstht Plus Official: https://goo.gl/m9kou6 Webiste: https://goo.gl/NVWbtx Subscribe Channel(Official) : http://goo.gl/UQo7mQ . ------------------------------------- #latestnewszimbabwe #zimbabwenews #BreakingnewsZimbabwe ------------------------------------- Subscribe Channel(Official) : http://goo.gl/UQo7mQ The Government is implementing a five-year Global Environment Facility (GEF) — funded programme to support conservation initiatives in North Western Zimbabwe.The project known as the Hwange-Sanyati Biological Corridor (HSBC) project has the overall objective to develop land use and resource management capacity of managers and communities in the Hwange-Sanyati Biological Corridor of Zimbabwe and is executed through the World Bank.The project focuses on three key environmental components; Forestry, Wildlife and Landscape Management with the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), Forestry Commission, Environmental Management Agency (EMA), Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and the Communal Areas Management Program for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) as the implementing agencies.The Forestry component supports improved forest and wildlife management activities in two gazetted forests (Ngamo and Sikumi) in Hwange as well as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) activities as a tool for good forest stewardship in Zimbabwe.The objective of this component is to improve forest and land management across the HSBC area by developing tools to address land degradation, land use change and deforestation.Through the project, there has been improvement in the capacity of the forest protection unit to deal with the challenges of wildlife and timber poaching as the project has made significant investments in improving radio communication for better responsiveness and has contributed to the enhancement of game water supply.Overall this has facilitated an improvement in delivery on the implementation of forest management operational plans by the Forestry Commission.The HSBC project is piloting a REDD+ sub project in the two forests in order to build national capacity on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in the country.REDD+ takes a critical look at the role of conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of carbon stocks in developing countries.A total of 228 sampling plots have been established in Ngamo and Sikumi to quantify the above ground carbon stock for the purposes of trading on the carbon market.The potential social and environmental ben
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Kimberley Foundation Skills
In this example, learners receive targeted assistance to develop foundation skills specific to the requirements of Rangers. This assistance is provided while the Rangers complete projects as part of their work plans and conservation and land management training. For more information and related materials and videos please visit http://www.statedevelopment.sa.gov.au/nfss These Foundation Skills videos have been prepared for the National Foundation Skills Strategy Project with funding from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training
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Doing more with less: ecosystem services in Massachusetts
Ecosystem services are the benefits that we receive from nature every day, both tangible, such as clean drinking water and recreational opportunities and some less visible, such as climactic regulation through the uptake of carbon by plants. These benefits are provided to people at both local to global scales. However, not all ecosystems are created equal in regard to their value to humans. Some ecosystems provide many more services to populations than others. Ecologists and conservation groups often single out these hardest working ecosystems – called “hotspots” – for their exceptional conservation value. Our recent study in the state of Massachuestts in the United States sought to measure the provisioning of ecosystem services and quantify how hotspots have changed over the past 10 years. We used a series of models and spatial databases to quantify changes to eight different benefits that nature provide to the residents of Massachusetts and assigned any areas of the state that provided 5 or more high-value services, or 5 or more services that are producing in the top 20th percentile, as hotspots. We found that over the past decade, hotspots have increased in Massachusetts, particularly in urbanizing areas such as those Surrounding Boston. However, more hotspots may not be a good thing. Over the past ten years in Massachusetts, urban development has increased by more than six percent, at the expense of forests, grasslands, and agricultural lands. When we lose intact forests, we lose stable flows of clean water, climate regulation, recreational opportunities, and wildlife habitat, just to name a few, leaving the remaining forest to pick up the slack. The increasing number of hotspots reflects an ongoing division of the natural landscape into smaller units, which must still produce high amounts of services to meet demand, but now with less. The scale at which these hotspots are defined, both in terms of the provisioning and delivery of services, is also important. For example, conserved lands in cities provide many local services to large amounts of people such as water filtration, recreational opportunities and a reduction of the urban “heat island” effect. However, large, intact forests in unpopulated areas offer resources to a broader regional to global community, such as climate regulation through the uptake of carbon, timber harvest for wood products, and high-quality habitat for many species. Our study points to several important considerations for land managers and lawmakers when including ecosystem services and hotspots in their conservation plans. In order to meet the wide-array of goals that conservation plans often strive for, a cross-scale approach is required. Local entities must join forces with state to regional groups in order to define and implement conservation actions that benefit the greatest amount of people. Only then will we be able to maximize the diversity and magnitude of ecosystem services supported by the landscape.
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Marine turtle and dugong monitoring on Wunambul Gaambera Country
Marine turtle and dugong are priority species for the Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation's Uunguu Rangers as well as federal conservation management plans. A new way to monitor these populations has been developed by the project team using a boat-based methodology. The team consists of the Ranger group, the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance Ltd (NAILSMA) and CSIRO.
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Ecological Services - Conservation Planning Assistance
The Ecological Services Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works collaboratively with other federal agencies, industries, and other stakeholders to achieve infrastructure development goals in ways that are sustainable and compatible with the conservation of fish, wildlife, and their habitats. Field biologists in all 50 states assist project proponents, planners, and personnel in developing plans that accommodate infrastructure needs, such as energy and transportation, while also protecting the environment and preserving our nation's biological resources. Learn more: http://www.fws.gov/ecological-services/habitat-conservation/cp.html
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The NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) is preparing a Biodiversity Management Plan for the Northern Rivers Region of north-east NSW, Australia. The Northern Rivers region covers over 50,000 square km of north-east NSW extending from just south of Port Macquarie north to the Queensland border and inland to the tablelands as far as Armidale. The area features a number of major population centres along the coast and a range of public lands including 22 % national park and 12% state forest and the majority 59% private lands. The plan aims to protect and manage all threatened species, populations and communities found in the Northern Rivers region. As part of the planning process an analysis of all threats affecting biodiversity in the region has been completed. These stress impact at different scales from widespread threats to those that are localised or specific to individual areas. This process allows recovery actions to be better targeted towards conserving threatened biodiversity at various scales and localities. Additionally, a large set of spatial data has been compiled and assessed including analysis of vegetation communities and their rarity and representation. Other spatial information includes vegetation condition, threats, geology, growth stage, corridors, land use and land capability and tenure. The plan is funded by the Australian Governments Natural Heritage Trust with additional contributions from DECC. This video includes landholder interviews about biodiversity projects on their land. It also provides information about the plan and how people can get involved in biodiversity recovery planning. For further information please refer to the projects website: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/biodiversity/nrrbiomanagemntplan.htm
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PUBLIC LAND TRANSFER - Destroying the Myths (Episode 3 of 15)
Stealing your public lands is the new anti-hunting movement in America. Transferring or selling your Federal lands is being promoted by fringe politicians. The fringe operators float around all kinds of myths to support their "constitutional fiction." This video addresses three of the big myths; Unconstitutional, Better Management, and a Takings due to the States. You will see these claims are wrong. And you will realize who are those "Damn Feds." The Damn Feds are Congress, the people who refuse to manage your lands properly. Some advocate outright sale of these lands. Western state land boards who would manage these lands are not accountable to you. You will see why hunting, camping, hiking, and access would be significantly altered by state ownership of these western lands, in addition to their eventual sale to private parties. In this series, State-by-State, issue -by-issue, we explain how "State Transfer" is really an anti-hunting/anti-American effort. ** Subscribe to Randy Newberg, Hunter https://goo.gl/4TZOiJ Download episodes: http://randynewberg.vhx.tv/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/randynewberg Forum: https://www.HuntTalk.com Website: http://www.RandyNewberg.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/randynewberg
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Large Landscape Initiatives and the Future of American Land Conservation
Jim Levitt is the director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University, based in Petersham, Massachusetts, and a fellow in the Department of Planning and Urban Form at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition, he has ongoing fellowships at the Harvard Kennedy School and at Highstead, an NGO advancing land conservation in New England. Levitt focuses on landmark innovations in the field of land and biodiversity conservation, both present-day and historic, that are characterized by five traits: novelty and creativity in conception, strategic significance, measurable effectiveness, international transferability, and the ability to endure. Such innovations include: the establishment of the first public open space in the English-speaking world in Boston in 1634; the creation of the world's first state and national parks at Yosemite and Yellowstone in 1864 and 1872; the invention of the world's first land trust in Massachusetts in 1891; and the ongoing emergence of landscape-scale conservation initiatives around the globe in the 20th and 21st centuries. In each of these landmark innovations, key factors for success include: the engagement of highly talented social entrepreneurs; the leveraging of some of the most advanced technologies of the day; and the use of inventive financial and organizational tools. Levitt has written and edited dozens of articles and three books on land and biodiversity conservation. He has lectured widely on the topic in venues ranging from Santiago, Chile to Beijing, China, and Montreal, Canada. Among his current efforts, Levitt is advising colleagues in Chile on the expansion of private land conservation initiatives and enabling legal frameworks in that nation. He is also engaged in an effort to link land conservation innovators at universities, colleges and independent research institutions around the globe. Recorded November 11, 2013.
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Game Warden Careers - What is an Environmental Resource Manager?
An original whiteboard video by http://www.game-warden.org Have you considered being an Environmental Resource Manager? You could handle the planning and management of various lands, including natural resources, and negotiating contracts with companies that may wish to use those lands. You can work with private landowners, companies, and the government to improve the quality of our natural resources, while protecting the long-term health and viability of the land. Most of your time as Environmental Resource Manager is spent in offices and laboratories studying samples and planning efficient ways to use the lands, though there is plenty of field work, as well. Environmental Resource Managers make an average of $67,460 per year (2015), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What a great career! Learn more at http://www.game-warden.org/working-environmental-resource-manager/ Find us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/GameWardenOrg/posts/1406124949420985 https://twitter.com/GameWardenOrg/status/809882585841209345 https://plus.google.com/117420798690740125029/posts/bnFHYvPhnVa https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZBitn_6OmedNedszkbWm_A https://www.pinterest.com/gamewardenorg/ http://pin.it/Ndi-ki2 Source: https://youtu.be/CacZoWhokUU #gamewarden #environmentalresourcemanager #gamewardencareers
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Transforming Poorly Managed Land in Africa
CAADP's Pillar 1 TerrAfrica initiative has just produced this explanation of land management issues in Africa, laying out how this affects economies and what can be down to address it. Key to ensuring any leaps forwards will be ensuring that sustainable land management becomes part of Africa's mainstream agricultural thinking. CAADP is an AU-NEPAD program.
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The Power of Science in Sustainable Development
When the League of Women Voters of Jo Daviess County was recognized with the Effective Community Engagement Award at the organization’s 52nd National Convention June 16-19, it represented powerful example of citizen action to influence healthy development, effective land use-planning, and resource management. They were honored for spearheading a two-year effort to develop a new county-wide Water Resource Management Plan, completed in June, including a list of continuing actions that they hope will guide future decisions on appropriate land use and resource protection in the future. It was also a triumph for science. The geology of Jo Daviess County is unusual and complex and its citizens have drawn on the expertise of the Prairie Research Institute for nearly a decade to understand the importance of knowing what lies beneath our feet.
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Using RUSLE2 to Evaluate Soil Health Planning Principles
Presented by: Mike Kucera, Agronomist, USDA NRCS National Soil Survey Center, Soil Quality and Ecosystems Branch, Lincoln, NE View the webinar at http://conservationwebinars.net to earn CEUs. Nearly all NRCS field offices and many conservation partners use RUSLE2 for conservation planning. This webinar will provide participants a better understanding of the NRCS soil health planning process and how adjustments made within RUSLE2 directly relate to implementing a Soil Health Management System. The link between NRCS’ four soil health planning principles (minimize disturbance, maximize diversity, keep a living root growing, provide soil cover) and the Soil Tillage Intensity Rating, Soil Conditioning Index, tillage operations, vegetation, growth curves, residue type, climate impacts, and other data used in RUSLE2 will be explored. RUSLE2 worksheets and graphs to compare systems and soil health outcomes will also be presented. Understanding RUSLE2 management inputs and how they relate to soil health and reduce erosion will better prepare conservation planners to assist farmers seeking NRCS help with erosion control and applying a Soil Health Management System.
What is a watershed ?
One of three informational videos to promote improving water quality within Indiana. Nonpoint sources of pollution that Hoosiers can reduce and improve their quality of water are discussed. Visit www.IN.gov/idem/nps/ for more information about what you can do. A watershed is an area of land where water naturally drains to one point. Rainfall, snowmelt, and other precipitation falls on the land and flows downstream into a single lake, river, or stream. Watersheds can be large or small. The largest watersheds in the United States cover several states and drain into oceans. However, you can look at very small areas as individual watersheds, such as your back yard. Watershed boundaries are natural and manmade features that change the direction of where water flows. Hills and ridges are natural watershed boundaries because rain falling on one side of a hill will flow in one direction, while rain falling on the other side of the hill will flow into another. It is normal for watersheds to cross the borders of counties and states. Watersheds even flow from one country to the next. It is common for watersheds to follow streams and rivers from rural to urban areas and vice-versa. Why are watersheds important? It is important to keep watersheds as clean as possible for many reasons. Watersheds are the source of the water we drink. We use watersheds for recreational uses, such as boating, swimming, and fishing. Wildlife depends on watersheds for food, water, and shelter. What can harm my watershed? Nonpoint source pollution is the largest source of water pollution and the biggest threat to the health of our watersheds. Nonpoint source pollution is a variety of chemicals that precipitation washes from the land into streams and rivers. Common nonpoint source pollution includes oil residue, fertilizers, pesticides, pet waste, and soil. As water moves through the watershed, it picks up more and more nonpoint source pollution. This harms the quality of your watershed and others downstream. What can I do to protect my watershed? State and local governments, volunteer groups, and water quality professionals are working together across Indiana in Watershed Planning Groups. These groups study water quality, find the source of problems, and develop plans to improve our waters. There are many ways that you can participate in watershed planning groups. Common activities include helping develop a watershed improvement plan, educating neighborhoods about good water quality practices, and waterway cleanup projects. Conclusion Pollution isn't cute. It may be easier to leave pet waste on the ground, but what if every Hoosier did the same thing? Multiply your choice by the six million people living in Indiana. Remember, it is the little things that we do every day that can help, or harm, water quality the most. Take a minute to do what is best for our water. Find out more about nonpoint source pollution, and how to improve water quality by going to this website: http://www.in.gov/idem/nps/2369.htm . It's your watershed, your home, your future!
The Road to Better Planning: Regional Transportation and Land Use
Dr. Robert Freilich, a leading planning, development, zoning and land use litigation attorney, discusses the importance of regional scale planning in The Road to Better Planning: Regional Transportation and Land Use As the world becomes more populated, cities become more congested and natural resources are stretched toward their limits, the need for well considered land use planning becomes even more evident. Robert Freilich has developed and implemented land use plans and systems for more than 250 cities, counties and states, from San Diego to Boston and Monterey to the Florida Keys. Through his experiences, he has seen that planning on the regional scale is key to improving the quality of development and planning for the future. In this seminar, he will demystify three camps of sustainable planning — smart growth, new urbanism, and green building — discussing the role of each in regional transportation and land use planning.
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SuLaMa - Participatory research to support sustainable land management in South-western Madagascar
How to reconcile biodiversity conservation and the maintenance and enhancement of ecosystem services/ functions with economic land management? Participatory development of tools and strategies for a sustainable land management
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2014 Land Awards Winner: Agricultural Land Use Inventory Program, Ministry of Agriculture
The Strengthening Farms Program is working to create a comprehensive inventory of agricultural land that helps government agencies understand how land is actually being used. Data is collected on a parcel by parcel basis, providing information on the type of agricultural and non-agricultural land uses, types of irrigation, and what land is potentially available for future food production. Current, accurate data allows decision makers to make realistic plans and policies related to the protection of agricultural land. It can also be integrated with other information – related to soil and climate change, for example – to help with emergency planning, water management and other essential activities. Since this work began in 2006, 32 communities have benefitted directly by using the inventories as a basis for their agricultural area and economic development plans.
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