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Regional Model: Maps, Tools and Reports for the Northeast Illinois Planning Region

This website contains a full set of maps, mapping tools and policy guidance organized by topic/ objective, specific to Northeast Illinois.

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Climate Change Tree Atlas

This database provides a list of 134 tree species that inhabit the eastern United States and analyses of their reliability given changes in the climate.  The atlas uses predicted changes in climate based on three General Circulation Models and two human emissions levels to determine variations in suitable habitat for each tree species.

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Urban Wildlife

The US Forest Service studies urbanization strategies that can prevent habitat loss and fragmentation for local wildlife.  This page includes current research as well as contact information for Forest Service wildlife and urban research experts.

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Urban Forest Management Plan Toolkit

This website has case studies, guidance on inventory, ordinances, monitoring, benefits, and links to other resources. It also includes a guided plan development template.

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Landscape and Human Health Laboratory

Scientists at the Landscape and Human Health Laboratory (LHHL) study the connections between green infrastructure and human health.  LHHL’s website provides a substantial amount of research exploring the link between urban forestry and social issues such as crime and community well-being.

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  • Resource Types:
  • Case Studies and Developed Plans
  • Getting Started Steps:
  • Explore It
  • Map It
  • Planning Process Steps:
  • Gather Data
  • Publisher(s):
  • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning