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dc.contributor.authorChilders, Jonathan Aragornen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:57:33Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:57:33Z
dc.date.issued1999-12-17en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04062000-21000040en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/37073
dc.description.abstractEfforts to establish land conservation, or the prudent use of land and its protection from indiscriminate use and development, have recently been on an upswing in the United States. Effective conservation initiatives accurately address appropriate land use issues, adequately protect resources, and provide for sustainable use and return of benefits to citizens affected by the conservation. Efficient conservation programs consider multiple perspectives on conservation issues and respond to pertinent public interests, thereby securing public support for conservation efforts and facilitating implementation of conservation plans. Conventional agency-driven and citizen-driven approaches to conservation do not adequately exhibit these desired characteristics. The development of a set of professional and community involvement standards as guidelines for land conservation planning processes may help address conservation needs. A derivation of planning guidelines for community land conservation, and a subsequent evaluation of conservation planning processes associated with the New River Parkway project in West Virginia are presented in this paper. The positive and negative aspects of the New River Parkway conservation planning process, in relation to the derived planning guidelines for community land conservation, are discussed and proposals are forwarded for improvements. The discussion demonstrates substantive results of the evaluation of a community land conservation planning processes in comparison to professional and community involvement planning guidelines. The research and evaluation methods proposed in this paper appear to produce useful results. If evaluation and revision of community land conservation efforts is pursued, as in the Parkway case study, toward meeting ideal planning guidelines, undesirable conservation planning processes may be replaced by processes leading to appropriate plans for effective and efficient community land conservation.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectNew River Parkwayen_US
dc.subjectCitizen Involvementen_US
dc.subjectPlanningen_US
dc.subjectConservationen_US
dc.titleDeveloping Guidelines for the Community Land Conservation Planning Process: With an Analysis of the West Virginia New River Parkway Projecten_US
dc.typeMajor paperen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUrban Affairs and Planningen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Urban and Regional Planningen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Urban and Regional Planningen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineUrban Affairs and Planningen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRandolph, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRichardson, Jesse J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSkabelund, Lee R.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04062000-21000040/en_US
dc.date.sdate2000-04-06en_US
dc.date.rdate2001-04-17
dc.date.adate2000-04-17en_US


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