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Regulatory Protection and Conservation

Patrick A. Jantz, Bernhard f. L. Preusser, Jesse K. Fujikawa, Joseph A. Kuhn, Christopher J. Bersbach, Jonathan L. Gelbard and Frank W. Davis

in California Grasslands

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780520252202
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933972 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0023
Regulatory Protection and Conservation

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This chapter reviews the current environmental policy setting for conservation and management of grassland ecosystems in California. It first summarizes the hierarchy of federal-to-local land use policies that potentially affect the use and management of California grasslands, focusing on how these policies are currently being applied to grasslands and grassland-associated species. Existing and emerging conservation incentives for private grassland managers are also examined as a complement to regulatory approaches. Policies and incentives based on the protection they afford to the biological integrity of grassland ecosystems are evaluated. Finally, the chapter offers recommendations for future policy needs and opportunities.

Keywords: conservation; grassland ecosystems; California grasslands; private grassland managers

Chapter.  11326 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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