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National Climate Change Viewer (NCCV)

The National Climate Change Viewer is meant to help forecast future changes in precipitation, temperature, and the water balance for any county or state in the United States.  The tool is useful when planning for climate resiliency and adaptation.

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Harvard’s Initiative on Environment and Public Health

This paper details the health benefits of exposure to natural environments. It cites research by an international panel of scientists assembled by Harvard under the auspices of its Natural Environments Initiative in the School of Public Health.

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City of Seattle 2013 Urban Forest Stewardship Plan

Seattle’s Urban Forest Stewardship Plan is notable for city sponsorship, participation by city agencies, and data-based decisions.  The plan includes objectives, performance measures and indicators, and agency responsibilities.

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Livable Communities Toolkit

This toolkit provides informational guides and resources to aid planning and implementation of green infrastructure projects.

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Urban Forestry and Human Health Benefits

This page from the University of Washington lists a series of reports describing the impact that urban and community forestry has on public health.

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  • Resource Types:
  • Calculators and Modeling
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Explore It
  • Map It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Define Your Plan's Strategy & Objectives
  • Gather Data
  • Integrate, Implement, Assess, Adapt
  • Publisher(s):
  • US Geological Survey