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 Water Environment Research Foundation offers a variety of resources for planners and policymakers involved in issues related to water. This link explains the use of incentives, such as fee discounts and awards programs, to reduce stormwater runoff from private lands.
This site provides a comprehensive database of publications on urban forestry research from a wide range of organizations that are easily accessed using advanced browsing and search features. It was prepared by USFS, University of Minnesota and Urban Forestry South, and Tree Link and is regularly updated.
This report from the International City/County Management Association and the University of Arizona discusses the successes and challenges of achieving social equity in developing sustainable communities.
This California-oriented site offers up-to-date research and practices aimed at controlling Sudden Oak Death, a tree disease caused by the plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum.