Land use planning publications
Case studies of communities using ecological information to protect their natural heritage:
- Anoka County
- Cass County
- Chippewa County
- Chisago and Washington Counties
- City of Red Wing
- Sherburne County
- City of St. Cloud
MNDNR Guidance for Commercial Wind Energy Projects 2011
Let's Get To It: Getting Underneath Difficult Environmental Resource Debates. 1997. Published by the Great Plains Partnership, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and The Harwood Group.
Living in the Landscape: Leaving Boundaries Behind. 1999. A national award-winning video that celebrates the diversity of Minnesota's natural and cultural heritage through beautiful imagery and an original musical score. The 27-minute program explores relationships between humans and the landscape over time through personal interviews with leading Minnesotans, including nature photographer Jim Brandenburg and ecologist John Tester.
Minnesota's Native Prairie Bank Program. 1999. Foldout brochure.
Minnesota's Native Prairie Tax Exemption Program. 1999. Foldout brochure.
Natural Areas: Protecting A Vital Community Asset, A Sourcebook for Minnesota Local Governments and Citizens, by Laurie Allman, for publication by the Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. This practical book helps local government leaders and citizens protect natural areas in their communities. In a well-organized and understandable format, the Sourcebook includes specific protection tools, case studies, model ordinances, how to obtain financing, a glossary of technical terms, and more. Status reports on Minnesota's natural areas and a short course in ecology help round out the reader's understanding of this timely topic. Spiral-bound. 150 pp.
Planning for the Birds: Things to consider when managing your forest. 1998. This beautifully illustrated booklet for private landowners and public land managers describes the benefits that forests provide to birds, and how bird habitat can be improved on their woodland property. It also explains how Minnesota's 150 species of forest birds provide important economic benefits and ecological services as a vital part of the forest ecosystem. Common timber harvest methods and the birds helped by each are discussed, with sections focused on various regions of the state. 35 pp.
A Quick Guide to Using Natural Resource Information. 2004. This brochure illustrates why natural resources are important, how your community benefits from natural resources, how to collect natural resource information, and how to use natural resource information to make environmentally sensitive and fiscally responsible local land use decisions.
Two Futures: Citizens Define Ways to Manage Glacial Lake Agassiz Ecosystems. 1996. Prepared for the Glacial Lake Agassiz Citizen Forums Project and the Great Plains Partnership by The Harwood Group.
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