The EPA website is designed to assist municipalities in growing green infrastructure throughout the built environment. The website features a Municipal Handbook provides local governments step-by-step material on growing green infrastructure in their communities, with chapters on funding options, retrofit policies, green streets, rainwater harvesting policies, and incentive mechanisms. The website also contains a series of EPA policy guide publications for Smart Growth and water resources protection that can be used by municipalities looking to innovate their policies concerning green infrastructure. Finally a policy tool kit features communication and program evaluation tools that are designed to help local governments effectively promote green infrastructure.
This Water Quality Plan is an official areawide water quality management plan County level managers. The purpose of the plan is to provide a policy framework and guidance for federal, state, and local water quality protection programs at the County level. This plan supports a variety of subject areas and is based on adopted regional land use and development plans.
Comprehensive urban forest management plan for the City of Lacy, WA that is updated every five years. The plan includes general guidance and information on site design, the city’s street tree program, and includes a tree inventory.
Provides a framework for the City of Ann Arbor to effectively manage its urban and community forest as
a sustainable asset, consistent with the values and needs of the community, while maximizing its benefits.
This plan discusses the benefits of trees and forests in urban areas, the current state of Charlottesville’s forests, the people and programs that manage them, and proposed goals and actions to protect, enhance, and expand the urban forest and to promote staff, business, and citizen awareness and stewardship.
The Austin Urban Forest Plan: A Master Plan for Public Property establishes a broad scoped, long-range vision for Austin’s public urban forest. It provides a framework for the City of Austin to use as a guide for managing the public urban forest over the next 20 years. Implementation began in 2014 and the plan includes a road map to reach the comprehensive vision. Each City department that interacts with trees on public property will develop their own tailored Departmental Operational Plan.