A Scientific Framework for Managing Urban Natural Areas


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Mazzotti, Frank J., and Carol Morganstern. 1996. “A Scientific Framework for Managing Urban Natural Areas: SSWEC74/UW112, 10/1996”. EDIS 1996 (1). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-uw112-1996.


The purposes of this paper are: to present a scientific framework for managing urban natural areas; to discuss general ecological issues and management concerns identified from our early efforts at applying this approach to Broward County ESL sites; and to discuss the Pine Island Ridge ESL site as a case study.



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