Conservation Alternative Future

In the Conservation Future, communities focus on environmental challenges. Water pollution continues to challenge the region. Climate change generates more frequent and intensive severe weather events, including floods. Communities respond by expanding important natural areas, protecting farms, reducing water pollution, and increasing renewable energy.

Decide how communities should allocate limited resources. Arrange the four actions below in the order of your priorities. Drag the one you think is most important to the top and rank the others under it. (You may also click on the arrows to move each action up or down in importance.) You will have a chance to review and readjust your priorities at the end of the survey.

Drag and Drop in your preferred order, or use arrow buttons

Bigger and more connected natural areas

Communities expand the environmental corridors and natural areas to protect wildlife and increase opportunities for hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation.

Green infrastructure

Communities design streets, parking lots, yards and terraces to soak up water from rain and snow, instead of allowing the polluted water to run off into lakes and rivers. By soaking up more water into the land, communities reduce the risk of flooding, and make healthier rivers and lakes.

More renewable energy

Transportation produces much of the pollution that drives climate change. Communities reduce such pollution by using more electric cars that are powered by renewable energy.

Preserve more farming areas

To keep a healthy farm economy, communities work together to protect large areas of farmland.

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The Conservation Future's estimated impact on you and people in the region

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