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Estimating the cumulative effects of development on wildlife habitat

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1997

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Theobald, D.M., Miller, J.R., and Hobbs, N.T., 1997, Estimating the cumulative effects of development on wildlife habitat: Landscape and Urban Planning, v. 39, iss. 1997, 12 p.

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The cumulative effects problem in natural resource management and land use planning stems from the difficulty of demonstrating that while each single land use change results in a negligible impact, the accumulation of these individual changes over time and within a landscape or region may constitute a major impact. This paper details a general approach to estimate the cumulative effects of land use change on wildlife habitat using Summit County, CO, USA as a case study. Our approach is based on a functional relationship between effect on habitat and distance from development. Within this building-effect distance, habitat is assumed to be degraded, producing a disturbance zone. We sum the total area within the disturbance zone and track [...]

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