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This book discusses ecological resources and provides practical solutions that municipal planners can implement immediately. It discusses the most recent scientific data, how to extract what is important, and how to apply it to the local land planning process. The author emphasizes using new environmental indicators, previously unavailable, to asses community ecological health. He includes the application of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to problem solving. Ecologically Based Municipal Land Use Planning presents the case for sound land use management that will reduce sprawl.