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  • Do subdivisions designed for conservation actually help wildlife?

    Do subdivisions designed for conservation actually help wildlife?

    Conservation development is supposed to reduce the habitat fragmentation caused by exurban sprawl -- but it only works if it's done right.

  • Urban habitat

    Urban habitat

    The ups and downs of an Audubon nature center in the middle of low-income urban L.A.

  • INNOVATE, Part II

    INNOVATE, Part II

    Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking: Green detective, Healthcare for the hard up, Developing to stop development, Low carbon brews and more.

  • The Promised Land?

    In Boulder County, Colo., a megachurch that wants to expand is using a little-known but powerful federal law to bypass local land-use rules.

  • Chickens are roosting on private property in Oregon

    Buyer’s remorse is strong in Oregon, where Measure 37 has sparked a developer’s feeding frenzy that has Oregonians’ heads spinning

  • Unpaved with good intentions

    A new breed of land trusts seeks not merely to preserve undeveloped landscape, but to keep it in agricultural use – particularly in organic farming.

  • Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods

    In Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods, writers Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett examine ecologically sound communities

  • Urban planning — with a wild touch

    Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers and Citizens and Nature-Friendly Communties are two new handbooks on innovative land-use planning and habitat protection

  • 'Sticking around' for an alpine valley

    Attilio Genasci has devoted himself to preserving land in Sierra Valley, Calif., where he has lived and farmed for 96 years

  • Boulder gets the gas-drilling blues

    Energy companies are planning to drill on open space in Boulder County, Colo.

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