Sustainability Action Plan: Open Space Preservation
Goals and measures for this category:
- Ensure the protection of an ecologically-functioning network of critical open space areas, restore natural habitats, and accelerate urban reforestation in order to create recreation areas and pristine environments that are free from pollution and construction.
- Establish and maintain connections between wildlife habitats by identifying and protecting corridors for unimpeded movement.
- Limit development in areas that may pose natural or man-made environmental hazards by researching and proposing non-destructive alternatives for sensitive areas, such as brownfield sites.
- The measurement of success in this category will be the total number of acres of protected open space for public recreation as well as preserved natural habitats.