How do communities handle emergency situations such as proposed new development in or near a sensitive habitat?
A. We recommend that you proceed along the same course of action as outlined in our Assistance Kit but perhaps at an accelerated pace. You would want to more narrowly define the planning boundary and focus in on those issues related to compatible development and conservation planning. We would encourage taking a broad look at issues and resolve emergency situations within that framework. If an emergency situation happens once, it may happen again in the absence of good planning.