With climate scientists predicting an increase in the frequency of such extreme weather events, planners must decide how best to prepare communities for the challenges to come. That’s where The Trust for Public Land’s Climate-Smart Cities™ program comes in.
Through community engagement and state-of-the-art computer modeling, the West Fork San Jacinto Watershed Greenprint blends community priorities with science and research to identify lands with the highest value for voluntary conservation.
While increasing numbers of tourists and new residents are helping grow the local economy, the communities of Greater Sandpoint want to encourage sustainable economic development and retain the livability and spectacular scenery that make it such a special place. This all depends on protecting the small-town character and natural and recreational resources that are essential to the local quality of life.
The Trust for Public Land is joining forces with Portland Trails and the city of Portland to spearhead creation of the Portland Open Space Vision and Implementation Plan, a system-wide plan for future open-space protection and improvement.
The Trust for Public Land and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs are now working on a greenprint plan to balance development with conservation based on a scientifically sound planning process that balances both the community's opinion and takes the land's special values into account.
This Greenprint identifies critical assets across the county and helps guide land conservation efforts to protect these working ranches and farms, clean rivers, scenic views, and places for recreation.
Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land helps communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.