Advantages of Good Land Management
Land management is basically the management process of using land resources in a manner that provides benefits to people, society as a whole, and the environment. Land resources are commonly utilized for various purposes that can include natural agriculture, reforestation, groundwater management and eco tourism projects. In fact, in the United States, an estimated 4.6% of Gross Domestic Product is made up of land based resources and land management is one of the largest contributors to the economy.
The primary objective of sound land management is to protect and conserve the natural resources of the land and to ensure that these resources continue to be used in their intended manner. It also promotes economic efficiency and growth by ensuring access to affordable housing, providing quality public health services and educating the public on the conservation of the land resources. Proper management also helps in reducing costs and improving efficiency. It reduces the negative environmental impacts of development and increases the sustainability of the functioning of the economy.
To achieve the objectives of land management, there are several key factors that need to be considered such as land quality, environmental quality, equity, infrastructure, innovation and planning. Effective planning can guide the organization in realizing its land management goals and programs. The success of these programs depends largely on the implementation of sound strategies along with effective monitoring and reporting mechanisms. A sound strategy involves identifying the drivers of land development and incorporating them into the overall strategy along with a corresponding monitoring program. Comprehensive baseline environmental impact assessment and pollution control are also necessary aspects of sound strategy formulation.