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Title: Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust Strategic Land Conservation Plan
Authors: Amundsen III, Ole
Mintier, Sophie
Lathan, Joshua
Norton, Chelsey
Beaudette, Aaron
Svard, Julie
Marciniec, Heather
Duvall, Evan
Dillemuth, Ann
Semler, Conor
Bhakta, Jetal
Singh, Aatisha
Barcher, Camille
Daniels, Jessica
Keywords: Strategic Conservation Planning
Land Trust
Tug Hill
Regional Planning
Land Use Planning
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Publisher: Cornell Univeristy
Abstract: Over the Fall semester of 2006, 13 graduate students undertook the task of creating a Strategic Conservation Plan for Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust (THTLT), based in Watertown, NY. The plan features a series of natural resource inventories as well as a scenic viewshed analysis of the 1.3 million acre Tug Hill plateau. Regional land use history and demographic trends are explored. Using the resource inventories a vision conservation infrastructure was created for featuring recreational corridors, river corridors and wildlife areas. To help land trust decision makers in selecting solid conservation projects, a GIS suitability model was created based the land trust's own land protection criteria. Focus areas or high priority areas for pro-active conservation were outlined and tested using the suitability model. Finally, the Cornell team identified several tools for implementation based on the condition of four separate regions of Tug Hill.
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