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Accelerating Cost-Effective Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Although green stormwater infrastructure is a critical tool for solving stormwater management challenges, it is evolving technology with inconsistent performance and uncertain costs. The authors of this article recommend enhancing learning from local implementation efforts to address knowledge gaps and speed cost-effective deployment. The report identifies actions state and federal water quality authorities can take to drive data collection and sharing.

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Tree Canopy Assessments

This Forest Service site outlines the rationale for, and uses of, systematic tree canopy analysis. It also provides links to techniques for measuring your own community’s tree canopy.

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Metro Parks protects Nashville’s open space

Nashville’s Metro Parks and Recreation Department (Metro Parks) has been working for decades to provide citizens of Nashville-Davidson County with a network of trails and open space. The department pursued a strategy of open space acquisition for two reasons: 1) to preserve Nashville’s quality of life and unique natural character and 2) to protect against […]

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Creating Collective Impact

Creating Collective Impact details the process — and philosophy — that brings and keeps different players together to create lasting social, economic and environmental change.

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Urban Forests and Carbon Credits: One Pathway

This document establishes a pathway to create and trade carbon credits from urban forests.

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