Guidebook to Involvement in Your Community
Shaping the Future of Your Community—A Citizen’s Guide to Involvement in Community Planning, Land Protection, and Project Review is designed to help you make a difference in how land is developed and protected in your community. This booklet will help you take steps toward effective action.
Tips on maximizing your impact, from brushing up on land-use laws to working with local boards and organizing with other concerned citizens.
A guide to the government groups involved in land-use planning.
Understanding how to successfully balance development with open space protection.
You get what you zone for: familiarize yourself with terminology and innovative land use tools.
A crash course in some of the most common techniques and funding sources for preserving natural spaces.
Before development can begin, a project must go through review and receive a permit. Find out what steps are involved and how you can participate to improve results.
Chart of Federal, State and Local Environmental and Land Use Laws and Regulations
A short summary of each law, its legal citation (number), who administers it, and what it pertains to.
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