Fig. 3. Hypothetical development scenarios representing a gradient of increasing housing density and decreasing sprawl area. For a given forested area (the Undeveloped scenario), the same number of dwellings is depicted at three housing densities (Exurban, Suburban, and Urban), resulting in Dispersed, Semi-compact, and Compact development patterns, respectively. Yellow and brown areas represent forest habitat adjacent to development typical of Suburban Neighbor and Urban Neighbor sites, respectively. Drawings, including proportions of each cover type in each scenario, are not to scale. For example, the developed portion of the Semi-compact scenario was 6.18% of the total area of the scenario. Scenarios were 22.96 km2.
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