About the Open Spaces Initiative
So what is open space? The U.S. Department of Energy Smart
Communities Network defines it as "An area of natural landscape
essentially undeveloped, such as ridges, streams, natural shorelines,
scenic buffer areas, and agricultural lands."
To help inform
efforts to maintain open spaces in Wyoming, we make data and information
regarding open space -- including articles, books, videos, digital
data, terminology, and references -- accessible through regular
publications and this web site.
We also assess regional examples
of land use laws, regulations, ordinances, and visioning exercises to
better understand Wyoming's baseline for open space and land use issues
and to determine where we should concentrate our efforts in the future.
task is the implementation of various tools for analysis such as
geographic information systems, and software to aid communities in
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Glossary of terminology
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