Losing Ground, Fifth Edition

Released in June 2014, Losing Ground: Planning for Resilience (Fifth Edition) reports on the pace and patterns of land development and land protection in Massachusetts between 2005 and 2013. We analyze the impacts of recent development and land protection on high value wildlife habitat and on landscapes that are likely to remain resilient in the face of climate change.

The report also identifies opportunities for future protection of these most important natural areas. Building on our findings, we highlight local planning and zoning techniques that can be used to shape development and land protection on the community level. Finally, we recommend specific actions to be taken by the conservation community and the governor's office.

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Section 1 – cover, table of contents, acknowledgements, Introduction, Chapter 1

Section 2 – Chapter 2, Chapter 3

Section 3 – Chapter 4, Chapter 5, credits, back cover

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