Choose a current statewide land use issue in Pennsylvania to investigate. Describe what environmental features and natural resources are affected or involved in this issue.

Choose a current statewide land use issue in Pennsylvania to investigate. The environmental features or natural resources involved in the issue or area you select should be emphasized in the paper. The paper should be organized to the following five sections:

1: Introduction and background.
– Describe what environmental features and natural resources are affected or involved in this issue. Provide information on how this issue came about. What conditions existed on the ground before and where events stand today. What are the reason why you think this location is representative of good of bad land use planning.

2: Map
– The paper must include at least one map to clearly show where the study area is located. The paper can also include photographs, models, or other graphics to display the location and outstanding features.

3: Land use tools and regulations involved
– The paper should include an analysis of the land use regulations, policies, and programs that were used in the area of study. If some law or regulation is lacking, what would you recommend to correct the situation or make it more desirable.

4: Parties involved:
– Include in your paper a discussion of the role of federal, state, and local agencies or governmental bodies. Private sector involvement and that of any nongovernmental organizations such as conservancies and environmental groups should also be included.

5: Literature Review and Sources of Information
– At least six different sources of information that you reference in the paper should be documented

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