When is a site specific study of natural resources needed?


4.A. Study the site when many habitats exist.

4.B. Study sites known to have very valuable habitat.

4.C. Only study the site to determine the exact location of a resource so a buffer can be applied (e.g. wetland delineation).

4.D. Study any site where there might be valuable habitat (status quo).

4.E. Never


Direction: The Focal Species Habitat Map, and/or other best available science, should be the basis of any evaluation of a site’s natural resources. In addition, a boots-on-the-ground, site-specific study of varying level of detail is needed when multiple habitat values need to be compared, relatively valuable habitat exists, or when a specific natural resource boundary needs to be identified. Site-specific, boots-on-the-ground studies should be as consistent as possible.

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1. What does “healthy wildlife populations” mean?
2. How should the presence of wildlife habitat affect development rights on a property?
3. Why should we protect water-bodies and wetlands?
4. When is a site specific study of natural resources needed?
5. What, if any, types of impacts should require mitigation?
6. Should the County have a habitat restoration program to improve the success of mitigation?
7. What, if any, types of development should be allowed to impact natural resources?
8. What standards should apply when a building (or other development) that is already impacting a natural resource, proposes expansion?
9. To what extent should we regulate wildlife-friendly fencing?
10. What incentives should be provided for natural resources protection?