September 2006
American Forests;Autumn2006, Vol. 112 Issue 3, p10
The article focuses on two conservation developments introduced in Flower Mound, Texas. The goal is to preserve open or natural lands as an integral component of the development. An Urban Ecosystem Analysis prepared by the organization American Forests used data from newly acquired 2006 satellite images and compared them to the site's condition in 2001. Using the other project named City Green, the organization modeled two land development options- first, comparing lot size to the ecosystem benefits of the preserved open space and tree rover when the number of lots remains the same. The Urban Ecosystem Analysis provides a process for the Town of Flower Mound's staff to analyze the ecosystem services of its green infrastructure.


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