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Northern Research Station
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
(608) 231-9318
(608) 231-9544 TTY/TDD

People and Their Environments

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Land Development

[photo:] New homes under construction.(photo by Lynn Betts).The growing U.S. population is always looking for new places to build, play, and work. New development and changing land uses affect nearby natural areas, potentially compromising the health and extent of those resources and complicating their management.

We study land development as a natural resource disturbance in order to understand how human activities change the landscape, how we can best manage the natural areas of the present, and how we can plan for the natural areas of the future.

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Last Modified: 11/04/2014