Green Infrastructure by Mark A. Benedict; Edward T. McMahon; Lydia Bergen (Preface by); Conservation Fund StaffWith illustrative and detailed examples drawn from throughout the country, Green Infrastructure advances smart land conservation: large scale thinking and integrated action to plan, protect and manage our natural and restored lands. From the individual parcel to the multi-state region, Green Infrastructure helps each of us look at the landscape in relation to the many uses it could serve, for nature and people, and determine which use makes the most sense.
Call Number: 333.73 B434g
Publication Date: 2006-03-18
Green Infrastructure by David C. Rouse; Ignacio F. Bunster-OssaFrom the beginning, the landscape has determined where and how people live. Over time, people embellished the natural landscape with an infrastructure of roads, aqueducts, bridges, ports, power plants, and more. Now communities are turning their attention to the central planning challenge of our time: sustainability. And they are discovering, or rediscovering, the benefits of green infrastructure--infrastructure that takes advantage of the natural landscape. The authors present six principles for successful green infrastructure projects.
Green Infrastructure for Landscape Planning by Gary AustinGreen infrastructure integrates human and natural systems through a network of corridors and spaces in mixed-use and urban settings. Gary Austin takes a broad look at green infrastructure concepts, research and case studies to provide the student and professional with processes, criteria and data to support planning, design and implementation.
Call Number: Online Resource
Publication Date: 2014-03-18
Reports & web sites
biodiverCities: A Primer on Nature in CitiesWith the majority of the world's population living in urban areas, its time to ask how they can become more livable, sustainable and resilient. biodiverCities explores why biodiversity should be the business of everyone committed to building more sustainable cities. This Primer is intended for urban decison-makers who want to explore new approaches to this issue, and see examples of where biodiversity has been successfully integrated into municipal services and programs.
Considering Multiple Futures: Scenario Planning to Address Uncertainty in Natural Resource ConservationThis report presents scenario planning as an approach to help natural resource managers accommodate the uncertainty involved with combined threats to habitats and wildlife, including climate change, habitat fragmentation, land use, and invasive species. The publication presents the core elements of scenario planning, examines how scenario planning differs from other decision-support frameworks, identifies situations in which scenario planning could be used, explores the diversity of implementation options and approaches available to managers, and provides suggestions and additional resources for managers looking to embark on their own scenario planning effort. The report also includes 12 case studies representing a range of climate change-related scenario planning approaches for natural resource and conservation issues across the United States.
National Action Plan: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing ClimateThis National Action Plan is based on the latest science on climate risks to freshwater resources and establishes the following national goal: Government agencies and citizens collaboratively manage freshwater resources in
response to a changing climate in order to ensure adequate water supplies, to safeguard human life, health and property, and to protect water quality and aquatic ecosystems.
Natural Connections: Green Infrastructure in Wisconsin, Illinois and IndianaGreen infrastructure is the interconnected network of open spaces and natural areas that provides wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities and maintains the sustainability of our region. CNT and Openlands collaborated on this effort to support natural resource protection and land preservation efforts across parts of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Funding for this project was generously provided by The Joyce Foundation. This site allows you to create your own Green Infrastructure maps online, as well as view and download green infrastructure maps of the 19 counties studied.
The Nature of CitiesA virtual magazine and discussion site on cities as ecosystems...devoted to cities as social-ecological spaces, ecosystems of people, buildings, open spaces, and nature. City design with nature at the center is key to urban resilience, sustainability, and livability.
PAH Pollution from Coal Tar SealantsAsphalt sealants are used to improve the appearance and prolong the life of driveways and parking lots. Some of these sealants contain coal tar, a byproduct of coke manufacturing. This brief guide describes the environmental and health impacts of these products and efforts to encourage the use of alternative sealants in the Great Lakes region.
The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes RegionThe field of climate change adaptation is in a period of critical transition. The general concepts of adaptation have been well developed over the past decade. Now, practitioners must move from generalities to concrete actions, including implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. The intent of this report is to provide a brief overview of key climate change impacts and a review of the prevalent work occurring on climate change adaptation in the Great Lakes region, especially focusing on activities in the natural and built environments as they relate to freshwater resources (and in some cases, at the freshwater/terrestrial interface). This report presents the results of EcoAdapt's efforts to survey, inventory, and, where possible, assess adaptation activities in the Great Lakes region.
Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO)The Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) is a web-based tool developed by the USDA Forest Service to assist federal, state, and private land managers and planners with evaluation of climate change science implications for sustainable natural resource management. TACCIMO is a dynamic information framework focused on assisting professional natural resource managers with integration of climate change into decision support processes. A searchable repository of peer reviewed climate change literature on effects and management options is accessible through a web-based tool. A geospatial mapping application provides national extent downscaled climate data and other spatially explicit models relevant to evaluating climate change impacts on forests through modeling. Report generators assist users in capturing outputs specific to a given location and resource area in a consistent and organized manner.