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Main Title Landscape Compartmentalization: An Ecological Approach to Land Use Planning.
Author Wuenscher, James E. ; Starrett., James M. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Water Resources Research Inst., Raleigh.
Year Published 1973
Report Number UNC-WRRI-74-89; DI-14-31-0001-3833; OWRR-A-062-NC; W74-07053 ; OWRR-A-062-NC(1)
Stock Number PB-231 554
Additional Subjects Land use ; Regional planning ; Environments ; Ecology ; Flood plains ; River basins ; Eno River ; North Carolina ; Classifications ; Land development ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-231 554 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 115p
Basic objectives were to explore the use of the 'ecosystem concept' in land use planning and to develop methods of ecologically based planning. Basic ecosystem processes are reviewed and interpreted as services provided by natural systems to the human communities. A series of guidelines is presented for the use of ecosystem concepts in planning. Methods are developed and described for the use of the 'Landscape Compartmentalization' approach in which a planning area is divided into four compartments based on natural characteristics of the land and its ecosystems. Factors considered were distance from the nearest water course, slope, agricultural productivity index, forest site index, sub-soil permeability, shrink-swell potential of the soil, depth to bedrock, and position with respect to flood plains. The compartmentalization method is applied to a specific land area--the Eno River Basin near Durham, North Carolina. (Modified author abstract)