Accession Number : ADA123763


Title :   Assessment of Probable Future Land Use and Habitat Conditions in Water Resources Planning.


Descriptive Note : Final research rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA


Personal Author(s) : Vincent,Mary K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a123763.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 282


Abstract : Presents an overview of the state of the art in water resources planning for projecting future with and without habitat conditions. A survey of the literature and selected planning studies determined the following major issues which are discussed in the report: (a) what environmental changes accompany land use change, (b) how water resources development impacts land use, (c) what concepts and requirements for environmental planning exist, and (d) what techniques are available and are being used to project wildlife futures. Report recommendations emphasize that any effort to forecast and evaluate habitat conditions be conducted by professionals in three phases: (a) evaluation of existing habitat and prediction of probable land use changes, (b) interpretation and conversion of predicted probable land uses into expressions that are meaningful in terms of habitat composition, and (c) forecast and evaluation of probable habitat. (Author)


Descriptors :   *WATER RESOURCES , *LAND USE , MODIFICATION , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , PLANNING , WILDLIFE , LAND AREAS , EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT)


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE