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State-Specific Resources

Links below are to state-specific information regarding sprawl, local groups, and transportation resources. Please also see our current list of transportation projects opposed.

NOTE: To get in touch with a specific Sierra Club chapter regarding sprawl at the state level, please visit our Chapter websites.


Arizona
California
Colorado
District of Columbia
Florida
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
New Jersey
New Mexico
Ohio
Oregon
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Wyoming
British Columbia
Western States

Arizona

Arizona Sprawl Costs Us All Report (Compiled by the Arizona Chapter)

Summary of the Arizona Citizens Growth Management Initiative


California

Anti-Sprawl campaign in Hayward

The California Farmland Conservation Program
Describes incentives to promote long-term protection of agricultural land.

Southern California Association of Governments 
Livable Communities webpage.


Colorado

Summary of the Colorado Responsible Growth Initiative.

Colorado's Smart Growth Initiative
Coverage on a variety of issues, such as "Property Rights, Vested Rights and Intergovernmental Growth Issues," from a panel of the Interregional Council's Report to Gov. Romer.


District of Columbia

Better Communities, Less Traffic - Taming the Sprawl Monster:
A Citizen's Guide to Protecting and Preserving Your Community
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A profile of sprawl in the Washington, DC metro area produced by the Sierra Club. Some of the economic and environmental costs of sprawl are documented. Areas Covered: D.C.; Charles, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, MD; Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties, VA. For free hard copies for your community group, contact Glen Besa.


Florida

1000 Friends of Florida's "Stalling Sprawl: A Transportation Reform Initiative" 
A three year initiative and study focusing on citizen participation, government advocacy, public education, and the links between transportation and land-use decisions.

1000 Friends of Florida's "Merge Lanes Ahead" 
Fact-sheets relating transportation and car use, land use, and the environment.

Florida Sustainable Communities Center (FSCC)   


Louisiana

The Baton Rouge Bypass: A Citizen's Report Executive Summary


Maryland

Better Communities, Less Traffic - Taming the Sprawl Monster:
A Citizen's Guide to Protecting and Preserving Your Community.

A profile of sprawl in the Washington, DC metro area produced by the Sierra Club. Some of the economic and environmental costs of sprawl are documented. Areas Covered: D.C.; Charles, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, MD; Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties, VA. For free hard copies for your community group, contact Glen Besa.


Massachusetts

Massachusetts Chapter
The sprawl site of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club.

CARE: Communities Against Runway Expansion
CARE is a group of communities in the greater Boston metropolitan area fighting expansion plans of Logan International Airport.


Michigan

Sierra Club Kicks off Michigan Tour de Sprawl

Michigan Land Use Institute
Timely and informative articles and publications advocating sound land use and transportation policies in Michigan.


New Jersey

New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club


New Mexico

Highway Opposition


Ohio

Ohio Chapter page on sprawl
The Ohio Chapter acts as a clearinghouse for Ohio transportation activists and for Ohio groups opposed to sprawl. People wishing to find local activists in their area should contact the state chapter office for listings.


Oregon

Department of Land Conservation and Development for the State of Oregon 
Explains thoroughly the processes by which Oregon regulates land.

City of Portland Traffic Calming website 


Vermont

Vermont Chapter position on highway construction


Virginia

Better Communities, Less Traffic - Taming the Sprawl Monster:
A Citizen's Guide to Protecting and Preserving Your Community.

A profile of sprawl in the Washington, DC metro area produced by the Sierra Club. Some of the economic and environmental costs of sprawl are documented. Areas Covered: D.C.; Charles, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, MD; Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties, VA. For free hard copies for your community group, contact Glen Besa.


Washington

1000 Friends of Washington: Stopping Urban Sprawl & Encouraging Smarter Growth In Washington State.

Washington Public Interest Research Group: Featuring the "Unlock the Gridlock" campaign.


Wyoming

Wyoming Governor's home page
Contains an Open Spaces Guidebook, with effects by sprawl on open space loss, a description of various techniques to preserve open space, and a thorough resources listing.


British Columbia

Interactive guide for selecting tools for protecting private lands in British Columbia   

Vancouver Island Safety Council    
Works to "prevent accidents of all kinds on the roads of British Columbia" by offering traffic safety programs, including pedestrian and bicycle safety education.


Western States

The Great Plains Partnership  
An effort by government agencies and local interests to solve  conservation problems at the local level. Includes the entire Great Plains region of North America.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Includes examples of conservation easements in western states.


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