1 Residential & Commercial Development
Definition: Threats from human settlements or other non-agricultural land uses with a substantial footprint
Exposition: These are threats tied to a defined and relatively compact area, which distinguishes them from those in 4. Transportation & Service Corridors which have a long narrow footprint, and 6. Human Intrusions & Disturbance which do not have an explicit footprint.
1.1 Housing & Urban Areas
Definition: Human cities, towns, and settlements including non-housing development typically integrated with housing
Exposition: This category obviously dovetails somewhat arbitrarily with 1.2 Commercial & Industrial Areas. As a general rule, however, if people live in the development, it should fall into this category.
- urban areas
- vacation homes
- shopping areas
- birds flying into windows
1.2 Commercial & Industrial Areas
Definition: Factories and other commercial centers
Exposition: Shipyards and airports fall into this category, whereas shipping lanes and flight paths fall under 4. Transportation & Service Corridors. Dams are NOT included here, rather they are in 7.2 Dams & Water Management/Use.
- military bases
- stand-alone shopping centers
- office parks
- power plants
- train yards
- ship yards
1.3 Tourism & Recreation Areas
Definition: Tourism and recreation sites with a substantial footprint
Exposition: There is a fine line between housing and vacation housing/resorts. Be careful not to confuse this category, which focuses on the habitat effects of recreation areas, with those in 6.1 Recreational Activities, which focuses on the disturbance effects posed by recreation.
- ski areas
- golf courses
- cricket fields
- county parks
- afghan goat polo fields