An overview of environmental topics as applied to problems of development, land use, and various environmental problems of the landscape. This book addresses several key topics of concern--flooding wetlands, species conservation, groundwater--in both public and private sectors and provides easy access to the concepts, problems, and analytic techniques of the field.
Table of ContentsLandscape Planning: Roots, Problems, and Content.
The Physiographic Framework of the United States and Canada.
Landscape Form and Function in Planning.
Topography, Slopes, and Land Use Planning.
Soil, Land Use Suitability, and Water Disposal.
Soils and Wastewater Disposal Systems.
Groundwater, Land Use, and Aquifer Protection.
Stormwater Discharge, Water Management, and Landscape Change.
Watersheds, Drainage Nets, and Land Use.
Streamflow, River Valleys, and Flood Hazard.
Water Quality, Runoff, and Land Use.
Soil Erosion, Land Use, and Stream Sedimentation.
Streams, Channel Forms, and the Riparian Landscape.
Shoreline Processes, Sand Dunes, and Coastal Zone Management.
Sun Angles, Solar Heating, and Environment.
Microclimate, Air Pollution, and the Urban Environment.
Ground Frost, Permafrost, Land Use, and Environment.
Vegetation, Land Use, and Environmental Assessment.
Landscape Ecology, Land Use, and Habitat Conservation Planning.
Wetlands, Habitat, and Land Use Planning.
Illustration and Photo Credits.
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