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Natural Resource Conservation Design


Quiz Questions

1.Conservation design is a design system that takes into account the natural landscape and ecology of a development site and facilitates development while maintaining the most valuable natural features and functions of the site.
True
False
2. Conservation design includes a collection of site design principles and practices that can be combined to create environmentally sound development. The main principles for conservation design are: flexibility in site design and lot size, thoughtful protection and management of natural areas, reduction of impervious surface areas, and sustainable storm water management.
True
False
3._________________ is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Sustainable development
Conservation development
4.The following four principles have been identified as essential considerations in the Conservation Design process: Develop Flexible Lot Design Standards, Protect and Create Natural Areas and Drainage Systems, Reduce Impervious Surface Areas & Implement Sustainable Stormwater Management Techniques.
True
False
5.A comprehensive plan establishes a community’s goals, objectives, and policies, and shows an overall pattern of land use that a community believes will help achieve these goals. Updating and maintaining a current comprehensive plan is an important way to maintain communication between the many stakeholders in the development of the community.
True
False
6.Flexible lot design standards can lead to attractive, comfortable developments while simultaneously optimizes the protection of natural systems and conserves natural area.
True
False
7. ______________ is a naturally vegetated area located adjacent to streams and rivers that is intended to stabilize banks and limit erosion.
Riparian Buffer
Land Use Buffer
8. Perennial Stream is a natural waterway that contains water throughout the year except in severe drought.
True
False
9.Fen is a wetland that receives some drainage from surrounding mineral soil and usually supports marsh like vegetation.
True
False
10._____________ is a non-profit, tax-exempt entity whose primary purpose includes the preservation of open space, natural land, rural land, or agricultural land, and which is permitted to hold conservation easements.
Land Trust
Land owner
11. _______________ represents the Conventional Layout on Development Site Teska Associates, Inc.
Figure 2
Figure 3
12. The basic principle underlying the practice of conservation design is the protection of natural and cultural resources through design flexibility. This flexibility involves the reduction of lot sizes in a development in exchange for setting aside the remainder of the property as significant amounts of natural, open space land.
True
False
13.Natural area buffers are an important strategy for protecting sensitive natural areas.
True
False
14.Greenways, or linear corridors of green, can function to preserve natural resources and in some cases define or link a trail system. Linking and providing connections to existing and proposed trails and greenways provides additional benefits to natural resource protection.
True
False
15. Natural vegetation does not provide a steady supply of the sort of food required to sustain a population of vermin.
True
False