A long-time trespasser may gain ownership of land by using it with no documented challenge for 21 years. Landowners can avoid this threat with some good, basic practices.
Brandywine Conservancy's calculation template for conserved land, including preserves, allows land trusts to analyze and adjust a full range of cost v. income factors for land stewardship, creating a reliable template for budgeting and lending itself to effective organizational business management practices.
A partnership of the Nature Conservancy and other organizations this website is a place where people doing conservation can share their experiences in “workspaces” for their projects.
This bulletin focuses on lead- and arsenic-contaminated soils, based on the premise that reducing exposure to soil lead and arsenic, regardless of their concentrations, will help protect human health.
The golf course "Green Toolbox" will identify multiple environmental benefits that can be achieved through best management practices (BMPs). The project is funded by a PA Department of Environmental Protection Growing Greener grant.
A guide to stewardship of natural lands. Published by Natural Lands (www.natlands.org)
This web page shows how photography and GPS technology were used to document and study changes in the biodiversity of the Puget Sound area. Protocols used as well as results are shown.
McCoy-Linn Dam was removed from Spring Creek, Centre County in 2007 through an extensive private and public partnership that included ClearWater Conservancy, PA Fish and Boat Commission, and American Rivers among many others.
Survey of experienced conservation staff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that highlights key strategies for working with rural landowners to implement conservation practices to improve water quality such as riparian buffers and streambank fencing. The survey was conducted with the long-term goal of developing a training course to help entry-level and mid-career conservation staff better work with landowners.
North Salem Open Land Foundation's calculation template for conserved land, including preserves, allows land trusts to analyze and adjust a range of cost v. income factors for land stewardship, creating a reliable template for budgeting and lending itself to organizational business management practices.
In June 2007 the Pennsylvania Environmental Council released its Climate Change Roadmap for Pennsylvania. The Roadmap presents a series of policy and action item recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Energy Impacts Assessment seeks answers to the impacts of energy development on our natural resources so that conservationists can work more effectively with energy companies and government agencies to avoid, minimize or mitigate habitat impacts in the future.
Presentation regarding land preservation and treated sewage application
This website serves the purpose of helping homeowners find ways to reduce stormwater either by management installations or by adopting habits that reduce stormwater runoff and/or reduce the pollution contained wherein.
Trees benefit us all; they can also bring conflict. This guide provides legal insights on typical neighbor disputes and responsibilities concerning trees near property lines. It reviews roles and responsibilities regarding trees in public rights of way. The guide also addresses the issues of liability for injury as well as the damages a court might award for cutting down or harming someone else’s trees. (Print version of WeConservePA guide)
In the present study, prioritization of Karso watershed of Hazaribagh, Jharkhand State, India was carried out on the basis of average sediment yield data estimated from Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE). Remote sensing (RS) technology provides the vital spatial and temporal information on some of these parameters. A recent and emerging technology represented by Geographic Information System (GIS) was used as the tool to generate, manipulate and spatially organize disparate data for sediment yield modeling. Thus, the Arc Info GIS and RS (ERDAS Imagine 8.4) provided spatial input data to the model, while the USLE was used to predict the spatial distribution of the sediment yield on grid basis.
This book describes reconciliation ecology, “the science of inventing, establishing, and maintaining new habitats to conserve species diversity in places where people live, work, and play.” Available at retail book websites.