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conservation subdivisions technical committee

A conservation subdivision ordinance gives developers and landowners the flexibility to cluster development on a portion of the tract while preserving the remaining areas as permanently protected open space. In turn, this conservation-oriented design method promotes reduction of impervious cover and protection of riparian buffers, floodplains, wetlands and significant groundwater recharge areas as permanently protected open space, helping to minimize and mitigate the impacts of development on the imperiled species covered by the HCP.

committee members

Name Affiliation

Paul Barron

John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods

Cleve Boutwell

Boutwell Engineering

Rodney Buckingham

Pickens County Planning and Zoning

Brad Butler

West Georgia Homes

Keith Butler

Keith Butler Builders

Travis Camerio

Detail Development.

Melissa Casteel

Canton City Planner

Pete Ewing

Atlanta Business Bank

Mike Fuller

Arbor Square

Tyrone Gardner

Holly Springs City Engineer

Stan Hall

Cherokee County Environmental Coordinator

Dave Hire

Georgia Erosion Control Center

Gerald Hughes

North Georgia Erosion Control

Ron James

Wildife Habitats

Ken Keating

JK Builders

Scott Leonard

The Landon Group

Scott Morris

Elite Development

Joe Padilla

KB Homes

Tom Page


Lee Paris

SIRAP Development

Ted Paris

SIRAP Development

Ken Patton

Emerald Development

Candace Stoughton

Nature Conservancy

Mark Taglieber

Contour Development

Roy Taylor


Lynn Tully

Dawson County Planning

Jeff Watkins

Cherokee County Planning

Don Wells

Mountain Stewards

Ron Wikle

Wikle Land Surveying

committee staff

Emily Franzen

River Basin Center (UGA Institute of Ecology)

Jamie Baker Roskie

Land Use Clinic, River Basin Center (UGA Institute of Ecology)

Curt Gervich Etowah Aquatic HCP Outreach Coordinator

committee reports & documents

Conservation Subdivision Ordinance, July 13, 2006, updated April 2007 (PDF)

HCP Conservation Subdivision Model Ordinance (PDF)

HCP Conservation Subdivision Fact Sheet (PDF)


For more information:
Eric Prowell, Hydrologist
USFWS, Georgia Ecological Services
105 West Park Drive, Suite D.
Athens GA 30606
(706) 613-9493