Land education programs are designed to inform citizens and businesses on better land use management. Through training and seminars, these programs enable those participating to effectively manage their property in an environmentally friendly manner. These programs help to lessen the need for infrastructure investment and improvement in the future.
Programs allow residents to make better informed decisions. Investing into citizen education can pay dividends in the long run in terms of reduced public repair and restoration projects.
Program implementation and training can cost time and money. There is no promise programs will resonate with landowners.
Example 1: Virginia
Description: Landowner education programs through Virginia Tech University. Provides newsletters and resources for landowners allowing them to keep up to date on new material.
Example 2: Virginia
Description: Paper providing information on land maintenance strategies. Gives advice on how the program should be set up and managed.
Example 3: Indiana
Description: Page provides links on various information involving financial assistance, technical assistance, species information and new information links.
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