ERIC Number: ED101936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Planning and Implementing a Comprehensive Community Environmental Inventory. Revised, 1972.
Bennett, Dean B.; MacGown, Richard H.
A comprehensive community environmental inventory is an ongoing process of investigation and study to compile and evaluate information about the natural and man-made environmental features and characteristics of an area, as well as related social, political, and economic information. Such information is important to the community in developmental planning and in preventing and resolving environmental problems and it is important in serving as a local basis for an environmental education emphasis in the school. Section I includes a general overview of the uses and procedures involved in a community environmental inventory. Section II outlines the importance of natural environmental features and characteristics as a basis for the assessment of natural areas and their importance to one another. Section III identifies human environmental use areas and characteristics. Section IV provides guidelines and information for evaluating the natural ecological effects of human environmental use and the degree to which these areas meet human needs; and guidelines for identifying, interpreting, and evaluating ecological values of land, air, water, plants, and animals. The related social, political, and economic aspects of the community are considered in Section V. Section VI provides sources for inventory information. (TK)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Environmental Education Project, Yarmouth.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III