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Forests are vital to the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Policy makers and the public are now recognizing the role the Bay’s forests play in helping to maintain water quality, air quality, watershed health and resilience, living resources, economic productivity, and the region’s quality of life. The new Chesapeake Bay Agreement signed in June 2000 commits Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay
This report analyzes how laws, policies, and administration can be strengthened to combat deforestation in Mexico and better sustain the productivity and integrity of its forested ecosystems. The emphasis of the study is on protection of internationally recognized forest reserves. The study outlines international and domestic law affecting Mexican forests and looks at three case studies. Two of the case studies are reserves with threatened for
Smart growth tools can be useful for small towns and rural communities as well as for major metropolitan areas and rapidly growing localities. States and localities across the country are crafting growth management tools to meet their needs. In most cases, rapidly growing localities and metropolitan areas have felt the strongest need to guide their growth by taking advantage of smart growth tools. Yet, as states put frameworks for smart growth
This paper focuses on Forest Service appeals because they are a fulcrum leveraging overall improvement in national forest management. Unfortunately, these appeals currently fail to realize their potential as innovative tools because they are designed for an oversimplified model of resource management as informal, discretionary, and purely technical.