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As our population grows, so do the demands we put on our natural areas. From houses to farms, landfills to hiking trails, working landscapes are a way of sustaining the land by balancing social, economic, and ecological needs. this approach may be a critical step in sustaining our fragile ecosystems; however, not everyone agrees on how a healthy working landscape can come to be, or whether it is desirable in every case. This award-winning program examines the issues, surveys the experts, and challenges you to make decisions to balance our ecological, economic, and social needs.

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Explore More: Working Landscapes
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