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Agriculture and Environment: The Great Plains Example. Deborah E. Popper City University of New York’s College of Staten Island. Three Scenarios. Business as Usual Buffalo Commons Between North America’s Arteries. Business as Usual. Large-scale Driven by markets and government regulation

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Agriculture and environment the great plains example

Agriculture and Environment: The Great Plains Example

Deborah E. Popper

City University of New York’s College of Staten Island


Three scenarios
Three Scenarios

  • Business as Usual

  • Buffalo Commons

  • Between North America’s Arteries


Business as usual
Business as Usual

  • Large-scale

  • Driven by markets and government regulation

  • Cost-benefit analysis should include ecosystem services


Buffalo commons
Buffalo Commons

  • Small scale

  • Alternative markets

  • Centrality of native species

  • Collaboration between public, private, and not-for-profit organizations


Between north america s arteries
Between North America’s Arteries

  • Investment and development along region’s edges

  • Driven by trade and coastal global- warming threats

  • Possibilities for ignoring, improving, or exploiting the grasslands between the highways


Policy issues
Policy Issues

  • Water

  • Energy costs

  • Energy development projects

  • Food


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