1Description

Identification and delineation of an area with fragile or threatened resources such as habitat, steep slopes, mature wooded areas, wetlands and watersheds.

2Purpose

Protect natural resources and control development.

3Issues

Capacity Requirements:

  • Cooperation among multiple land owners likely.
  • Technical studies are required to support policies with fact-based findings.

4Advantages

Provides a comprehensive approach for larger areas. Can protect large areas with higher review standards for development and land use.