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Green Infrastructure for Chesapeake Stormwater Management in a Changing Climate

One of the greatest impacts of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed will be the need for stormwater management. With green infrastructure, the Chesapeake region is in position to take national leadership on the issue of...

Floodplain Buyouts: How Local Governments Can Maximize Community Benefits, Habitat Connectivity, and Resilience

Since 1993, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has funded the acquisition of over 37,000 flood-damaged properties. On these purchased properties, existing structures must be removed and the land dedicated to open space, recreational...

Enhancing Conservation Options: An Argument for Statutory Recognition of Options to Purchase Conservation Easements (OPCEs)

Land conservation transactions have been the most active component of the conservation movement in the United States for the past three decades. Practitioners use traditional real estate tools to preserve habitat, scenery, and...

Comment on Enhancing Conservation Options: An Argument for Statutory Recognition of Option to Purchase Conservation Easements

This Comment points out the strengths and weaknesses of the options to purchase conservation easement.

Response to Enhancing Conservation Options: An Argument for Statutory Recognition of Options to Purchase Conservation Easements

This Comment points out the strengths and weaknesses of the options to purchase conservation easement.

Enhancing the Urban Environment Through Green Infrastructure

This Article is adapted from Chapter Seven of John R. Nolon, Protecting the Environment Through Land Use Law: Standing Ground, published by ELI Press. The book describes how localities are responding to new challenges,...