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National Land Cover Database

The USGS developed the National Land Cover Database to provide spatial reference and land cover data for the entire United States.  It illustrates land use type (urban, forest, agriculture etc.), percent tree canopy cover, and percent impervious surface.

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Northeast Community Tree Guide: Benefits, Costs, and Strategic Planning

This guide lays out the costs and benefits of selected tree species in the Northeast US, calculated for environmental values.  It also provides a good explanation of how benefits are delivered and monetized.

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Assuring Equity in Diverse Communities

The Community Engagement Guide for Sustainable Communities report is designed by PolicyLink to deepen understanding of the importance of community engagement in the planning process.

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Green Energy Roof Calculator

The Green Building Research Laboratory at Portland State University has developed an online calculator to allow users to compare the energy performance of a building with a green roof to the performance of the same building with a conventional (black) or high-albedo (white) roof.

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Urban Planning Tools for Quality Growth

Envision Utah created this toolbox to assist communities plan for various stages of development.  The guide details the benefits of urban forestry as well as information and tips for creating a plan that incorporates green infrastructure into development efforts.

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