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What practical methods help make land use and site development more sustainable?

Photo of a large building with large windows and well-maintained landscaping.

Xeric landscaping can be very
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Forest: 6
District: Willamette
Region: McKenzie

To improve the sites of existing buildings, check out the information in the Landscaping and Site section of Incrementally Greener—Improving Sustainability Over Time Through Operations and Maintenance (Optional link for FSweb users).

Sometimes, options are limited for locating a new or leased building. When choices are available, siting and land use decisions should include as many of the following ideas as practical: