The Dark Sky Friendly Development of Distinction (DSDoD) Award is an award program through the IDA for small communities subdivisions, and developments that have promoted sensitive outdoor lighting in an effort to preserve their environment from unnecessary light at night, including but not limited to light trespass, glare, and skyglow. The award is designed to garner community support for environmentally responsible outdoor lighting. Additionally, a development that incorporates a quality night sky or designates a sensitive wildlife refuge will receive preference in the program.
The DSDoD has been designed to recognize subdivisions, master planned communities, and unincorporated townships whose planning actively promotes a more natural night sky but does not qualify for the International Dark Sky Community award.
Objectives of the award:
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*Development in this case means any subdivision or master planned community, by one developer/builder or more, that is not in and of itself an incorporated municipality or that may otherwise be construed as a large scale "community."
Current Winners of the Dark Sky Friendly Development of Distinction
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Sierra la Rana, Texas
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