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Niches in the Urban Forest: Organizations and Their Role in Acquiring Metropolitan Open Space

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As a response strategy to minimize the impacts of urban sprawl, public and private organizations are striving to acquire open lands that will contribute to a resilient and multifunctional urban forest. In the Chicago metropolitan region, we interviewed representatives of 15 organizations to understand the land acquisition process–the structures and functions of groups involved, their acquisition goals, and the cooperation among groups as they work to build metropolitan green infrastructure. Our findings reveal strength in diversity–a variety of groups working at different levels with complementary goals can help meet the complex challenges of land protection in rapidly urbanizing areas.
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Keywords: environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; natural resource management; natural resources; open space; urban forestry; urbanization

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: PhD Candidate Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 2: Research Social Scientist USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, Evanston, Illinois, 3: Research Forester USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, 1992 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108, [email protected] 4: Associate Professor Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul,

Publication date: 2002-09-01

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