Topic: Sustainable Community Planning

Community Planning for Agriculture and Natural Resources: A Guide for Local Government Thumbnail
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Purdue Extension and the Indiana Land Resources Council collaboratively developed this guidance document to support plan commission members and local government officials and staff with resources and examples to integrate agriculture and natural resources as part of community land use planning efforts for developing or updating comprehensive plans. Each document in the series provides an overview of the topic, economic development considerations, community examples, and resources to make connections for local land use planning efforts.

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The Conservation through Community Leadership(CCL) program serves as a roadmap for communities tackling complex land use and natural resource management challenges. The program provides information, tools, and resources to help communities work with diverse stakeholders to:

  • Identify issues of concern
  • Assess current community conditions and resources
  • Create a shared vision
  • Develop an action plan and implementation strategies

The curriculum contains education materials and resources to support community planning for land use and invasive species management. The following curriculum chapters are available for download:

  • Conservation through Community Leadership Introduction
  • Planning Tools for Land Use and Natural Resource Management
  • Natural Resource Management: Invasive Species Education and Management
  • Developing an Effective Community Organization
  • Implementing Best Practices for Meetings

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