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Title: The Genesee Land Trust Conservation Plan
Authors: Amundsen III, Ole
Hertzberg, Martha
Israel, Evelyn
McConnell, Kate
Sauer, Andy
Tamaskar, Kaustubh
Varsa, Krisztian
Verma, Neha
Webb, Abigail
Striney, Michelle
Keywords: Strategic Conservation Planning
Land Trust
Genesee River
Regional Planning
Land Use Planning
Wayne County
Monroe County
Issue Date: 18-Dec-2007
Abstract: Over the Fall semester of 2007, 9 graduate students created a Strategic Conservation Plan for the Genesee Land Trust (GLT), based in Rochester, NY. The plan features a series of natural resource inventories as well as a scenic viewshed analysis of the 1.3 million acre territory covered by GLT. Regional land use history and demographic trends are explored using US census data and changes in land cover. To help land trust decision makers, two GIS suitability models were created, one using equal weights and one using GLT preferences derived from an exercise using the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Three focus areas were created for the urban region of greater Rochester. In addition, the Cornell team highlighted the Arcadia focus area in Wayne County due to its high quality farmland, connectivity with protected lands and scenic resources. Finally, the Cornell Team recommended land use planning tools, methods to measure the success of the plan and fundraising strategies to help GLT make their conservation vision a reality. This project was funded in part by a grant from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program, administered by the Land Trust Alliance Northeast Program with support from the State of New York.
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poster_2.pdfNatural Resource Inventory Poster792.76 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
poster_1-f.pdfUrban and Rural Focus Area Poster697.99 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
for web Genesee Land Trust Conservation Plan Final.pdfGLT Conservation Plan - Final Report12.96 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
19451 TechApp_FINAL text.pdfGLT Conservation Plan Technical Appendix1.36 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

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