Generating conservation science and policy solutions for sustaining biodiversity and human communities along the urban to rural gradient.
The rapid conversion of private land to residential development and limited funding available for conservation make this a critical time to examine new tools for incorporating conservation objectives into land-use policy and development practice. With SoGES support, the Conservation Development research team convened a dynamic and interdisciplinary working group comprised of leading experts in the
social, economic, and ecological dimensions of residential development to implement a high-impact research and outreach program that is producing findings of both scientific importance and practical relevance. The working group has become a regional and national-level resource for expertise on this topic, positioning CSU in a strong leadership role in the innovation of land conservation and sustainable development.