Green Cities Toolbox – restoration planning & implementation
These tools are part of a resource collection community-based stewardship of urban forested parklands and natural areas. Included here are tools and expertise to plan and implement restoration at the park or site-level, including step-by-step guides for site planning, best management practices for invasive plant removal, native plant installation, mulching and maintenance.
Topical step-by-step guide on creating a comprehensive site- or park-scale restoration plan that outlines short- and long-term management goals and strategies. Includes additional resources on restoration BMPs.
The Steward Annual Plan Workbook is specifically geared toward Green City volunteer stewards to assist them in developing an annual work plan for specific restoration sites within a park or natural area.
Each Green City Partnership has developed a Steward Field Guide that outlines the best management practices used for restoration and stewardship activities in their city. Links to each city-specific field guide can be found on their webpage.
Presentation courtesy of Justin Howell, Applied Ecology LLC
Fact sheets ranging from evaluating plant health before planting to weed control methods.
Helpful in determining the area of a restoration site to aid in determining the number of plants and the yards of mulch needed
The following videos demonstrate best practices used in community–based stewardship and restoration. You will need to register (simply enter your name and an email address) to view the videos.
The following videos have more useful information about urban forest and natural area restoration. If you have something you’d like to see here, let us know!