Developing Issues for Projects

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Developing Issues for Projects: Multi-issue planning: Multi-issue planning, also known as multi-objective planning, is standard in most large scale planning projects for several reasons: Large scale planning often covers such vast expanses of land that many issues are typically begging to be addressed. Many issues are so interconnected that some issues cannot be properly addressed without addressing other issues. If, for example, you wish to reintroduce steelhead trout to a waterway, you will have to address fluvial geomorphology, hydrology (flow rates, water quantity, water quality, even water temperature), vegetation, and most likely other species within the wildlife community. Some issues could potentially be addressed separately, but where addressing one issue will result in significant alteration of a landscape, it can be more efficient to address other issues at the same time. If, for example a stream is to be day-lighted and restored, it might be more cost effective to go ahead and install a bike path, or an information kiosk at the same time. Sometimes a planner will not trust that future plan elements will be planned and installed sensitively enough to avoid negatively impacting an area where the planner is currently working. For example, when I was trying to make movement corridors for bobcats in the San Gabriel region, I was worried that a future bike path and other recreational features would be sited and installed in a way that would reduce the corridors’ functionality for wildlife movement. I tried to circumvent this problem by including those elements in my plan and showing how they could be sensitively integrated with a functioning wildlife corridor. A broader range of issues will tend to bring more stakeholders onboard for a
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