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Proceedings from the Chesapeake Bay Scientific Technical Advisory Committee's Urban Tree Canopy Workshop

Published: August 01, 2004

Available in digital format and hardcopy. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Committees (STAC) workshop on Urban Tree Canopy was created in partnership with the Forestry Workgroup to help jurisdictions implement the urban canopy cover goals of the Riparian Forest Buffer Directive No. 03-01, signed by the Chesapeake Executive Council in December 2003. This expanded riparian buffer directive ...recognizes that urban tree canopy cover offers stormwater control and water quality benefits for municipalities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and can extend many riparian forest buffer functions to urban settings. This workshop and the resulting proceedings are technology transfer tools intended to help jurisdictions accomplish their goals by assisting them in understanding the role of urban tree canopy cover in addressing the goals of the Chesapeake 2000 agreement, learning about various data sources for, and methods of, quantifying tree canopy cover, learning how to set appropriate goals, and strategies for implementing those goals.

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