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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 yo

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3/7/18
Making Urban Forests Count: Quantifying and crediting stormwater benefits Primary tabs

The water quality benefits of forests are widely accepted, yet very few studies have successfully quantified the runoff and pollutant-reducing impacts of trees in the urban landscape.

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1/12/18
Climate Change and Water Tools

The “Being Prepared for Climate Change” workbook is a step by step guide for place-based organizations to develop risk-based climate change adaptation plans.

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11/15/17
EPA's National Stormwater Calculator

EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) is a software application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site.

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11/6/17
Climate is Changing Collections Management

As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-plant populations, botanical gardens and arboreta become increasingly indispensable conservation agents.

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9/24/16
Rainwater Harvesting Calculator

This Excel-based calculator was developed to help residents of Washington State size and test scenarios for rain water harvesting systems based on the typical climate. 

 
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11/1/15
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

Provides forecasts for flooding, which can be used to assess risk and plan for emergencies. Also provides data on observed precipitation and river levels.

 
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11/1/15