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Urban Heat Island Effect

EPA studies and tracks the various impacts of urban heat island effects. This site describes the nature of the problem and offers strategies to municipalities seeking to abate it.

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Sustainable Cities Collective

This website features open source tools, articles and blogs of interest to planners and community organizers. Green infrastructure is frequently mentioned in various capacities throughout the site.

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US Forest Service: Invasive Species

The US Forest Service manages a vigorous health program aimed, in part, at assisting local and state government and private owners identify and manage tree pests and diseases. This site offers information on major threats and resources for dealing with them.

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Sudden Oak Death

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.

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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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  • Resource Types:
  • Current Research
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  • General
  • Getting Started Steps:
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  • Planning Process Steps:
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