Going Green

Friday, December 7, 2007

USFS Open Space Strategy

A move toward nation-wide zoning?

Forest Service Announces Open Space Conservation Strategy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2007—Forest Service Chief Abigail Kimbell today announced the release of the Forest Service’s Open Space Conservation Strategy.

“Our vision for the 21st century is an interconnected network of open space across the landscape—one that supports healthy ecosystems, renewable resources, and a high quality of life for Americans,” said Chief Kimbell. “We plan to achieve this through...(complete announcement here).

Urban sprawl is one of my "hot" issues. I have a hard time with telling a landowner what he can or can't do with his property, however, loss of open lands is a serious problem that must be dealt with. It is important to the quality of life in our country and to agriculture.

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