A plan for open-space in Suffolk County
This study proposes to develop an open-space program for Suffolk County that can stand close scrutiny. The actual process or methodology of planning involves a knowledge of what exists, a determination of the needs in terms of desired goals or objectives, the development of an answer or set of alternative answers to meet the needs and finally a means for implementation of the selected solution. The format follows this method. The first three sections- A, B and C- are devoted to data gathering.
... to data gathering. This includes historical and background information, as well as population data, generalized land use information, and data on current recreation, conservation and other open-space lands. Section D describes several current standards, and indicates their relevance to existing conditions, thereby serving as a basis for a determination of current needs. An examination is made in Section E of future needs based on the application of current standards to projected population size and location. Section F is a discussion and proposal of alternative plans to meet the anticipated needs and objectives of the program. The last section is concerned with implementation. There is a general discussion of acquisition methods, as well as specific recommendations and policy guides to insure the realistic accomplishment of the plans.