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Adaptation Workbook

The Adaptation Workbook is a structured process to consider the potential effects of climate change and design land management and conservation actions that can help prepare for changing conditions. The process is completely flexible to accommodate a...

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10/15/19

 

 
Climate Action & Adaptation Plans

A strategic framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Cities utilize climate action plans as roadmaps for achieving emissions reductions and improving community resilience. Here, there are several...

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4/15/19
Fourth National Climate Assessment

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country.
More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes
in average climate conditions, are expected to continue to...

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11/29/18

 

 
Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum Collection Prioritization Rubric

This sample prioritization rubric is a great resource for those trying to align financial objectives with programmatic themes. Use the programmatic tool to help understand how to prioritize collections, areas, and functions and see how they relate to...

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3/7/18
Benchmark Analysis with RETScreen

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with CanmetENERGY (Government of Canada), hosted this webinar on the Benchmark Analysis Module of RETScreen Expert, a Clean Energy Management Software system for energy efficiency, renewable energy and...

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2/5/18
Resilient Infrastructure for a Secure Future

There is bipartisan interest across the United States in repairing and modernizing infrastructure. Infrastructure projects can create jobs and present an opportunity to make the U.S. more resilient to climate impacts. The costly natural disasters of...

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1/30/18
Pricing Externalities in Wholesale Power Markets

Across the United States, states, cities, and businesses continue to find new ways to reduce carbon emissions and enhance resilience to climate change impacts. Many have adopted targets for renewable energy and zero carbon energy generation. The U.S....

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1/25/18
Fire Science Exchange Network: Connect to Local Experts

FireScience.gov is a one-stop source to access fire science information, resources and funding announcements for scientists, fire practitioners and decision makers.

On this site, you...

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11/17/17
Water Resources Research

Water Resources Research is an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on hydrology and water resources. It publishes original research in the natural and social...

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11/17/17
Creating Resilient Water Utilities (CRWU)

The CRWU initiative provides drinking water, wastewater and stormwater utilities with practical tools, training and technical assistance needed to increase resilience to extreme weather events. Through a...

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11/15/17
Preparing Venues and Large Events for Severe Weather

This presentation from NOAA provides examples of severe weather events and what was done to prevent harm and get people to safety. It provides many steps you need to consider when planning and preparing large events for emergency scenarios like severe...

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11/8/17
Accelerating Building Efficiency

Accelerating Building Efficiency: Eight Actions for Urban Leaders provides a path forward to deliver better buildings before cities “lock in” decades of inefficiency—taking this path will be key to meeting our global sustainable development...

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11/7/17
The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS

The Alliance for Public Gardens GIS is a consortium of biological collection managers and GIS professionals who are dedicated to making geographic information systems more...

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10/18/17
Materials Management Guidance

The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) has provided certification and profile surveys exteremely useful and relevant to the Materials Management Attribute....

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8/31/17
Garden of Horrors

WARNING: Several Association members have teamed up to tell a series of terrifying tales – some so shocking, so creepy that you may not sleep a full night again. Topic titles include: Invasion of ...

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9/24/16
Running a Production Nursery with a Conservation Focus in the Public Eye

To be tenable in the modern age, botanical gardens are obligated to be more than just display gardens but are called to be active parts of their community, both locally and globally. An open-propagation...

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9/24/16
Climate is Changing Collections Management

As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-plant populations, botanical gardens and arboreta become increasingly indispensable conservation agents. Not only are collection managers faced with harder...

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9/24/16
An Ecologist in the Garden: Public Garden Management Lessons from Natural Areas Ecology

As public gardens continue to place increased emphasis on sustainable landscape and operational strategies, learning to look to the sciences of ecology and natural areas management becomes of greater practical...

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9/24/16
Minimizing Visitor Injury Risk

Visitor personal injury claims can be costly and very damaging to a public garden’s reputation. They can be much more frequent than employee injury claims and employee safety programs are not sufficient to protect visitors.

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11/4/15