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proposed expanded green space plan using GIS for natural areas in Palm Beach County

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Date Issued:
2012
Summary:
In the past 25 years, Palm Beach County has acquired more than 31 million acres of public preserves consisting of numerous native habitats that are home to threatened and endangered flora and fauna. Both endemic habitats and plant species benefit from expansion and connectivity through the adoption of native plants in surrounding areas. The next step in conserving these protected, larger areas is to identify ways to connect them in order to reduce their isolation and improve their likelihood of continued ecosystem health. This study aims to perform an analysis using a GIS database of Palm Beach County's Eastern urban areas to determine additional vegetation that currently exists on public lands and private preserves and to analyze and classify the vegetation for its potential conservation role, either as ; preserves, buffers, corridors or clusters connecting and enhancing existing natural areas.
Title: A proposed expanded green space plan using GIS for natural areas in Palm Beach County.
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Name(s): Rainyn, Corrie.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Geosciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: x, 99 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: In the past 25 years, Palm Beach County has acquired more than 31 million acres of public preserves consisting of numerous native habitats that are home to threatened and endangered flora and fauna. Both endemic habitats and plant species benefit from expansion and connectivity through the adoption of native plants in surrounding areas. The next step in conserving these protected, larger areas is to identify ways to connect them in order to reduce their isolation and improve their likelihood of continued ecosystem health. This study aims to perform an analysis using a GIS database of Palm Beach County's Eastern urban areas to determine additional vegetation that currently exists on public lands and private preserves and to analyze and classify the vegetation for its potential conservation role, either as ; preserves, buffers, corridors or clusters connecting and enhancing existing natural areas.
Identifier: 820933070 (oclc), 3355879 (digitool), FADT3355879 (IID), fau:3968 (fedora)
Note(s): by Corrie Rainyn.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2012.
Includes bibliography.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Subject(s): Urban ecology (Biology)
Geographic information systems
Conservation of natural resources -- Florida -- Palm Beach County
Natural areas -- Management -- Florida -- Palm Beach County
Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Geographic information systems
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3355879
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Owner Institution: FAU