Chicago Wilderness: Regional Alliance Working to Connect People and Nature
Chicago Wilderness developed a green infrastructure vision to guide local communities making land use decisions. The organization provides a broad platform for collaborative conservation action with a wide range of public, private, non-profit and business partners. The vision serves as model for other regional efforts, including Australia.
This straightforward calculator uses the inputs of produce type and planted area to determine the total pounds grown and market value of individual or multiple crops. Over 50 kinds of vegetables, fruits, and herbs are available in the drop-down menu.
This site provides a comprehensive database of publications on urban forestry research from a wide range of organizations that are easily accessed using advanced browsing and search features. It was prepared by USFS, University of Minnesota and Urban Forestry South, and Tree Link and is regularly updated.
This tool estimates the net embodied carbon of a project’s structures and site. The measurements account for building materials, processes and carbon released due to ecosystem degradation or sequestered through landscape installation or restoration. Landscape inputs are ecoregion, area and type of existing vegetation, area disturbed, and area and type of vegetation installed.
This highly detailed guide provides information on developing tree-related ordinances, including inventory, monitoring and tree selection. While this was released in 2001, the process for many of these issues remains mostly unchanged today.