- www.americanforests.org American Forests, "Advocating for "community forestry" which helps restore and maintain both ecosystems and communities."
- www.americanrivers.org American Rivers, "online community of river activists and friends"
- www.anjec.org Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, "practical approaches to managing growth"
- www.caprep.com Capital Reports / Environmental News Link, general environmental concerns with growth
- www.davidsuzuki.org David Suzuki Foundation, resources on planning and the environmental impacts focused on Canada but information is good and free
- www.delawareriverkeeper.org Delaware Riverkeeper, organization to protect the resources of the river for the entire length, including local streams, restoration, etc.
- www.eany.org Environmental Advocates of New York, general environmental site deals with open space, solid waste, brownfields, water, etc.
- www.eli.org Environmental Law Institute, conducts policy studies on the environment and sustainability, provides education and technical assistance
- www.enature.com brings environmental issues to the smallest common denominator, our literal backyards
- www.fishamerica.org American Sportfishing Association, "provides for local hands-on projects to enhance fish populations, water quality, and applied fisheries research"
- www.isa-arbor.com International Society of Arborculture, Tree ordinance guidlines
- www.iwla.org Izak Walton League of America, "dedicated to protecting our nation's soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife, commonsense grassroots approach to solving local, regional, and national conservation issues"
- www.mcet.org Maryland Center for Environmental Training, offers resources, technical assistance, and training
National Wildlife Federation, how to help growth
Scenic America, their subtitle is Change is inevitable-ugliness is not.
www.stormcenter.com Envirocast Weather and Watershed Newsletter,
- www.dcedapps.state.pa.us Pennsylvania web site includes resources, links, training
- www.dec.state.ny.us New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
- www.dep.state.pa.us Pennylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection site with help for local government, watershed protection, growing greener
- www.dos.state.ny.us New York State Department of State, training, local government
- www.epa.gov Environmental Protection Agency General regulatory and advisory agency on environmental matters, water, air, etc.
- www.landuseinpa.com Pennsylvania web site for land use issues, seems to be the government web site even though it has a .com address, has numerous links, publications, case law
- www.nhtsa.dot.gov U.S. Department of Transportation, deals with development, road design, and transportation
- www.nrcs.usda.gov Natural Resource Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, technical information about the conservation of soil, water, air, and related plant and animal resources, gives localized information
- www.nwi.fws.gov U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, "providing wetland information to the American People"
- www.rivernetwork.org river and watershed preservation
- www.sustainable.doe.gov U.S. Department of Energy, deals with "green growth" the idea that growth should be done in a matter to have the least impact on the environment including energy efficiency, business development, green buildings, green development
- www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/rtca National Park Service, Rivers and Trails Program
- www.pps.org Project for Public Spaces, while not dealing strictly with opens spaces, it deals with public spaces of all types that make a community, i.e. parks, plazas, streets, markets, buildings, etc.
- www.tpl.org Trust for Public Land, deals with parkland, open space preservation, purchase of development rights, conservation financing
- www.aia.org American Institute of Architects has a site, Center for Livable Communities
- www.activelivingbydesign.org deals with community development, land use, parks trails, and greenways, places, transportation,
- www.antc.net Alliance for the Transportation Charter, "a national network of organizations and individuals dedicated to using transportation as a tool to build livable, healthy, prosperous, and just communities."
- www.cardi.cornell.edu/cd-toolbox/index.htm Community and economic development
- cax.aers.psu.edu Penn State University site with land use information, links, costs of services, etc.
- www.ceds.org Community & Environmental Defense Services, resources, traffic, landfills
- www.cyburbia.org urban planning portal
- www.ecoiq.com deals with "smart choices" aligning economics and ecology
- www.epa.gov/smartgrowth Environmental Protection Agency General regulatory and advisory agency on environmental matters, water, air, aquatic buffers, non-point source pollution, model ordinances, etc.
- www.extension.psu.edu Penn State Cooperative Extension, General planning site dealing with community development including economic, geared toward Pennsylvania regulations but very good resource for everyone
- www.heartland.org Heartland Institute, presents the alternative arguments to the environmental approaches generally used. Along the lines of the "Skeptical Environmentalist"
- www.heinzctr.org H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, "dedicated to improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy
- www.icma.org International City/County Management Association, broader scope site for planning and development
- www.landuseinpa.com Pennsylvania web site for land
use issues, seems to be the government web site even though it has a .com address, has numerous links.
- www.lid-stormwater.net Low Impact Development Center, deals with subdivision design, stormwater, site design
- www.mlui.org Michigan Land Use Institute, general land use web site, of use as resource outside of Michigan, has an "activist's toolbox" rather helpful for guiding NGO
- www.natcapgroup.org Natural Capitalist Group, sustainable economic development
- www.notsobighouse.com Not So Big House, is the alternative to the bigger is better in housing and community development
- www.nypf.org New York Planning Federation, general planning organization for the state, offers training, resources, and information aimed at New York but useful for others.
- www.picced.org Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development, community planning
- www.planning.org American Planning Association, site for professional planners
- www.plannersweb.com Planners Web & Planning Commissioners Journal General planning issues, some of it is for a fee
- www.plannersweb.com Planetizen Newswire. Planning and development network.
- www.realtor.org Trade web site discussing development
- www.rmi.org Rocky Mountain Institute. General planning site dealing with land, business, communities, transportation, water, etc.
- www.rppi.org Reason Public Policy Institute "public policy think tank promoting choice, competition, and a dynamic market economy, basic anti smart growth web site.
- www.smartcityradio.com Smart City, A site offering on line talks regarding "smart growth" might be interesting to get it on WJFF for others
- www.smartgrowth.org Smart Growth Online, deals with community design, offers a subscription service
- www.smartgrowthamerica.org has resources for planning, community design, schools and presentations
- www.theseasideinstitute.org Seaside Institute, deals with the "New Urbanist" concept of community design, mixed use neighborhoods designed to encourage walking between commercial and residential uses kind of like the existing "villages"
- www.sustainable.org Sustainable Communities Network, deals with sustainable development, community, natural resources, policies
- www.walkingschoolbus.org The Walking School Bus Information Website, deals with the impacts of educational development and the impact on transportation issues and student health. In many areas over 25% of all morning rush hour traffic is the result of parents driving their children to school .
- www.massaudubon.org Massachusetts Audubon Society, deals with the economic and environmental impacts of development
- www.sierraclub.org Sierra Club, deals with population, transportation, community, and sprawl
- www.sprawl-busters.com Sprawl Busters International Clearinghouse for Anti-Sprawl Information, general information on sprawl
- www.sprawlcity.org offers research on the environmental and economic impacts of sprawl
- www.cwp.org Center for Watershed Protection. This is the organization that wrote the New York State Phase II regulations for the Clean Water Act. Also good for subdivision design, water conservation and quality,
- www.epa.gov Environmental Protection Agency General regulatory and advisory agency on environmental matters, water, air, aquatic buffers, non-point source pollution, model ordinances, etc.
- nemo.uconn.edu Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials, "linking land use and town hall, to technology and water quality:
- www.wetlands.org New York State Wetlands Forum, offers resources and links
- www.ilsr.org Institute for Local Self-Reliance, technical assistance and information on environmentally sound economic development strategies Water, drinking
- www.awwa.org American Water Works Association, "authoritative resource for safe drinking water"
- www.epa.gov Environmental Protection Agency, General regulatory and advisory agency on environmental matters, water, air, aquatic buffers, non-point source pollution, model ordinances, etc. Has a section called the Drinking Water Academy
- www.fxbrowne.com F.X.Browne, Inc. environmental engineering firm working with Lake Wallenpaupack, offer free newsletter
- www.wellowner.org National Ground Water Association, "informing consumers about groundwater and water wells"
- www.ncl.org National civic league
- www.nps.gov/renew/waste.htm. National Park Service
- soilmap.psu.eduSoilMap offering aerial photos and topographical,
watershed,wetland,streams, and floodplain map information.
- soildatamart.nrcs.usda.gov. USDA site displaying soil attributes,
physical and chemical properties of soil and aids in planning building site development, woodland management
and water management.
- www.nytowns.org New York Association of Towns
- Visioning Committee 2004 Annual Report
The 2004 Annual Report of the Visioning Committee for the Upper Delaware River Corridor
- Whose Land is it Anyway?
Editorial from the River Reporter, Vol. 28, no. 26
- Forum Followup
Distributed after Forum on the Economic Development of the Delaware River Corridor. April 12, 2002. In PDF format.
- Forum Followup 2
PDF of document originally published in the River Reporter, Vol 28, no 26, April 18-24, 2002
- Conservation Subdivisions
Discussion of "conservation subdivisions," a way of maximizing preservation of open space without reducing the total number of homes built.
- Smart Growth Strategies
Discussion of tools that can be used to create balanced land use patterns
that will accommodate both conservation and growth.
- Sullivan 2020: Defining an Image and Managing Change
Document assessing the fiscal impact of various types of land use.
Flyer for the Visioning Committee of the Upper Delaware River Valley
- Report of the Visioning Committee meeting at the Sullivan County Legislature
Summary of Visioning Committee Meeting
- Growing Greener Conference flyer
The Growing Greener by Design Conservation Sub-division workshop registration flyer
- Visioning Testimony at Casino Hearings
Text of a statement read before the New York State Assembly casino hearings held in Monticello on April 7, 2005
- Successful Strategies for Land Use
Registration form and brochure for "Successful Strategies for Sound Land Use Decisions," a workshop coming up on June 28.
- Save our land, save our towns
Flyer for seminar to be given by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Thomas Hylton on October 18 at
7:00 p.m. at the PPL Environmental Learning Center.
Rt. 6 Hawley, PA
(next to the Wallenpaupack High School
- Protecting our hunting, fishing and recreational landscape
Summary of meeting on Sunday September 18 at the Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center on Protecting our Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Recreation Landscape.
- Comprehensive Plan Workshop
A workshop designed to assist municipal officials and the public in understanding the benefits and tools available in developing and implementing your current or future municipal or multi-municipal comprehensive plan.
- MUNICIPAL PLANNING CHECKLIST: PREPARING FOR DEVELOPMENT
Planning checklist to help towns assess their current capacity and investigate possibilities of inter-municipal cost sharing.
Links | Documents