New Adaptation Mavens Advice Column over at CAKE

Don't Pave Me In

Dear Adaptation Mavens,
I manage a small land trust created to protect a lovely little wetland beloved by birds, birders, and human or amphibian couples seeking a romantic getaway. In addition to the wetland there’s a nice meadow that boasts gorgeous spring flowers, and a beautiful hardwood forest around the entire perimeter of the trust land. We’re not far from a good-sized urban area, and we just heard about plans to create a large suburban development right next to our land trust! Acres of currently forested hillside upslope from our land will be cleared for houses, and of course there will be more roads put in to accommodate all the new traffic.