Greenways have become a major focus of land conservation programmes in the United States. These naturally vegetated corridors maintain biological diversity, improve water quality, and provide areas for recreation. Greenways hold unique potential for maintaining ecological integrity in landscapes being fragmented by human development. "Ecology of Greenways" is a new reference book that aims to help its readers understand the design of these linear open spaces and the ecological implications they hold. Contributors include experts in landscape ecology, conservation biology, water resource management, ecological planning, and recreation design. Together they explore the history and ecological context of greenways, wildlife corridors and biological diversity, water resources protection, and ecologically sensitive recreation design. The first book to rigorously integrate ecological issues with greenway planning and design, this practical guide is a rich resource for greenway designers, an informative text for conservationists, and a fascinating study for all those interested in ecological conservation and design. Paul Cawood Hellmund is a landscape architect who specializes in ecological design and conservation planning. Daniel S. Smith is a private consultant in ecological planning and design, and environmental education and communications. He holds a master's degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and previously worked with the National Park Service River and Trail Conservation Assistance Program. This book is intended for environmental science, landscape architecture.