Urban Forests and Carbon Credits: One Pathway
This document establishes a pathway to create and trade carbon credits from urban forests. It includes protocols and quantification guides for both forest management and tree planting. The resource comes from a significant task force effort by California’s Climate Action Reserve.
The Stormwater Management Model (SWMM) is part of EPA’s suite of water research tools. SWMM is a hydrology-hydraulic water quality simulation model used to simulate stormwater runoff quantity and quality in urban areas. SWMM is highly technical and is best suited for those with working knowledge of the industry.
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.
The National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) can be used to estimate the amount and frequency of rainwater runoff from sites anywhere in the United States. The calculator accounts for soil conditions, rainfall history, land cover, and more.
Nashville’s Metro Parks and Recreation Department (Metro Parks) has been working for decades to provide citizens of Nashville-Davidson County with a network of trails and open space. The department pursued a strategy of open space acquisition for two reasons: 1) to preserve Nashville’s quality of life and unique natural character and 2) to protect against […]