Urban Forest Assessments Resource Guide
This tool from American Forests is an extension of ESRI’s ArcGIS software. It converts stormwater and energy impacts (among others) from trees and other vegetation into monetary values based on local specifications.
This report details the Community-Based Public-Private Partnership (CBP3): a platform for implementing affordable, integrated green stormwater infrastructure.
Noted for intensive community outreach and citizen input, the Pittsburgh Urban Forest Master Plan covers all the bases and is an excellent model for other cities.
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.
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 […]