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Analyzing Landscape and Development in Alaska

Recognizing the inherent value of green infrastructure, the Fairbanks Northstar Borough in Alaska recently initiated a thorough review of its existing land resources. The review represents a critical step toward the development of a new comprehensive plan and land use map to help proactively steer growth within the fairly undeveloped, 7,444-square-mile Borough.

Biohabitats was chosen to collect and review the rich geospatial data available and create base maps depicting soil suitability, wildlife habitat and migration corridors, wetland, riparian and river health, mining and forestry potential, and alternative energy potential. The base maps  along with some alternative futures analysis will be used by the Borough to inform the municipality’s growth and greenspace planning.

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