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Durham Neighborhood Compass

The Durham Compass combines data from local government, state and federal agencies, and the Census Bureau into an interactive map to illustrate to stakeholders the quality of life in and around Durham, North Carolina.  Users can select specific sections of the city and browse a variety of indicators such as tree coverage, impervious area, and crime.

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US Climate Extremes Index (CEI)

This tool provides an index of the most extreme temperatures, precipitation events, and droughts from around the country to aid planners and policy makers in the adaptation process.

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Monitoring Field Data Collection

This guide is extremely useful for groups training longer-term volunteers, youth groups, school projects on how to monitor progress at forest restoration sites and gather data needed for mapping tools.

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Urban Forestry Index

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.

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Urban Heat Island Effect

EPA studies and tracks the various impacts of urban heat island effects. This site describes the nature of the problem and offers strategies to municipalities seeking to abate it.

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