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BALANCING CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT

 

Getting Creative in Rural Economic Development

The health of rural communities is a crucial aspect of regional economic development. Rural communities tend to provide a lower cost of living, an abundance of space, and a strong sense of place. To complement these strengths and promote economic diversification in these communities, effective economic development in rural areas needs to actively build upon existing assets, strengthen the community, and build long-term value to attract a range of investments.

 

Development Design that protects resources, channels growth while conserving land, improves the built environment + Planning and Visioning

Pennsylvania Land Trust Association’s www.conservationtools.org

 

Model Documents

Model Real estate, Land use, Organizational policies, and more.

 

Multi-Modal Transit/Alternative Transportation

FTA Manual on Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections to Transit
PennDOT Connects
  • PennDOT Connects requirements to meet with local governments, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and Rural Planning Organizations (RPO) are being implemented on new projects on the state’s 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
    Collaboration will occur for projects without previously defined project phases, those that haven’t started Preliminary Engineering or started Preliminary Engineering after July 1, 2016. This equates to roughly 280 projects worth $2 billion.
    To complement this ongoing collaboration, PennDOT is incorporating the policy into its applicable manuals and program processes. In addition, training is being developed for department staff and professionals at the MPOs and RPOs.
    Projects on the state’s 2017-2020 TIP are viewable at www.projects.penndot.gov.

 

Plan for the Valleys & The Valleys Planning Council

an example of community-based preservation
Video
Website

 

Power Lines, Pipelines, and Protected Lands: Standing up for Places in the Path of Energy Transmission

Video

 

Township Open Space Preservation & Environmental Advisory Councils

Video

 

Strong Towns 

a model of development that helps cities, towns, and municipalities to become financially strong and resilient

 

Preserve America

preserve and enjoy our priceless heritage resources

 

Water Quality & Quantity Issues

Economic Ecology: Floodplain Restoration
Floodplain Restoration

 

AGRICULTURE

  • Next Generation Farmer Loan (York)
  • Food Processing & Agribusiness Financing (Cumberland Valley Area)
  • Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) – apprenticeships, recycling, economic opportunities, farm jobs, grants, guides + more

 

FACTS & FIGURES: RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ‘LANDSCAPE RESOURCES’ PLANNING, PROTECTION, & PRESERVATION

Parks & Open Space 

  • Good for you. Good for all. 
    • Website (see ‘Resources’ at bottom of their page)

 

Heritage Resources

  • York County, PA Heritage Preservation Plan, element of County Comprehensive Plan

 

GRANTS

 

 

REGIONAL APPROACH TO LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION 

 

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