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Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
The problem of water-wasting landscapes is prevalent throughout the western United States. For decades western settlers struggled to turn their arid lands into the more familiar settings of lush vegetation found in their native New England and Western Europe. This mind set has been passed down through generations and has transformed into the basis of the current western water crisis (Brundin and Pearson 2001). Only in the last few decades has this mentality been challenged and we've seen the emergence of several water-efficient landscape models. Through careful application of water-efficient landscape principles, western communities can greatly extend the life of their water resources.
Pulsipher, Marcus, "A Water-Efficient Landscape: Public Lands Center, Montrose, CO" (2007). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 825.
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