Title page for ETD etd-05042005-215952


Type of Document Major Paper
Author Kordella, Lesley Ann
Author's Email Address jubata@vt.edu
URN etd-05042005-215952
Title COMMUNITY BASED BACKYARD CONSERVATION FOR WILDLIFE IN LOUDOUN COUNTY VIRGINIA’S EVERGREEN RURAL VILLAGE- A PLANNED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
Degree Master of Natural Resources
Department Natural Resources
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Trauger, David L. Committee Chair
Cross, Gerald H. Committee Member
Hadidian, John Committee Member
Prisley, Stephen P. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Backyard Conservation
  • Open and Natural Space Planning
  • Community Outreach
  • HOA Covenant
  • Conflict
  • Habitat management
  • Conservation Easement
  • Centex Homes
  • Suburban Wildlife
Date of Defense 2005-04-15
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Centex Homes initiated the development of a wildlife management plan for Evergreen Rural Village, a planned residential development in Loudoun County, Virginia. The county’s landscape has changed from rural to suburban in the past decade, prompting the need to integrate natural resource management into land planning processes. Centex Homes partnered with Virginia Tech to develop a long term management plan for wildlife living in and around the property that incorporates community outreach and resident education. Specific recommendations in this plan incorporate habitat enhancement projects designed for a 148-acre lot donated to Loudoun County Parks and Recreation Department and community outreach activities. The plan also specifies recommendations for managing buffer areas that exist within the perimeters of large ‘conservancy lots’ of Evergreen, which measure approximately 20 acres to 108 acres, and consist of limited agricultural use. Lastly, the management plan includes recommendations for the design of small scale habitat enhancement projects for central village lots and low impact development sites. The management plan relies on the participation of community members to become environmental stewards of their own backyards and natural space. Recommendations from this management plan are designed for a wildlife management based covenant for the Home Owners Association.
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