Tractors Versus Bulldozers: Integrating Growth Management and Ecosystem Services to Conserve Agriculture

14 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2008 Last revised: 2 Sep 2009

Date Written: May 1, 2009

Abstract

Most policies aimed at conserving agriculture have failed because they are not comprehensive enough. A successful program accounts for maintenance of agricultural viability, preservation of ecosystem services, and management of development into desired areas. Growth management, the interdisciplinary expansion of land use planning, provides an institutional structure for this comprehensive solution. Florida provides a perfect laboratory for integrating these concepts, with its unparalleled natural resources, a strong agricultural industry, and one of the strongest growth management systems in the nation. This Article bridges the gap between theory and practice, using the Rural Lands Stewardship Act (RLSA) and the Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services Project (FRESP) as case studies. These cases show progress is being made to integrate growth management and ecosystem services to conserve agriculture.

Keywords: Agriculture, Ecosystem Services, Growth Management, Florida, Planning, Rural Lands Stewardship, Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services Project, RLSA, FRESP

JEL Classification: N52, R14, R11

Suggested Citation

Cremer, Jacob T., Tractors Versus Bulldozers: Integrating Growth Management and Ecosystem Services to Conserve Agriculture (May 1, 2009). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 39, p. 10541, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1289319

Jacob T. Cremer (Contact Author)

Hopping Green & Sams, PA ( email )

119 South Monroe Street, Suite 300
Tallahassee, FL 32301
United States

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
101
Abstract Views
959
rank
281,321
PlumX Metrics