Changing Landscapes Factsheets

Changing Landscapes: A Land Use Planning Curriculum for Natural Resource Professionals

The Changing Landscapes series of 21 factsheets is intended to help urban foresters, service foresters, fire specialists, and other natural resource professionals become more familiar with land use planning—what it is, the policies that direct it, and the tools used to carry it out. The hope is that a better understanding of land use planning will help natural resource professionals be more confident and informed to ensure that natural resources are considered, protected, and sustainably managed to the greatest extent possible when planning decisions are made that affect land use across the rural-to-urban continuum.