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ERIC Number: EJ894214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
A Lasting Legacy: Recommendations of the New England Governors Blue Ribbon Commission on Land Conservation
Barringer, Richard
New England Journal of Higher Education, v24 n3 p26-27 Win 2010
In September 2008, New England's governors established a blue-ribbon Commission on Land Conservation to identify the most urgent land-conservation issues facing New England today and provide recommendations to the governors in September 2009. New England faces profound threats to its land and natural-resource base. As the nation urbanizes further, efforts to re-create elsewhere what New England has long enjoyed come at a time when their own qualities of the landscape are in peril. This is a critical time to engage the next generation of citizens of New England, to care about their future landscape and quality of place as an active duty of citizenship. A series of forums with concerned citizens across New England convinced the commission that New England may once again lead the nation, this time through a "collaborative partnership" among the public, private and non-governmental actors that are vital to land conservation in the 21st Century. The collaborative strategy that they propose is enabled by new technologies that allow much-improved cross-boundary analysis. The commission offers five recommendations on which to build a conservation legacy for future generations: (1) Keep Forests as Forests; (2) Keep Farmlands in Farming; (3) Connect People to the Outdoors; (4) Protect Wildlife Habitat; and (5) Safeguard Coastal and Estuarine Lands.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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