Bay Area Greenprint
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. PDT
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The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Greenbelt Alliance, the American Farmland Trust (AFT) and the Bay Area Open Space Council (BAOSC) have collaboratively developed a toolkit that will support improved conservation-focused policy for local and regional planning in the Bay Area. The Bay Area Greenprint includes:
a) a core method for evaluating places as to their conservation/ecosystem services values;
b) a web-based tool allowing users to explore and report on these values for particular areas, and possibly test different scenarios;
c) data and GIS tools that can be used by planners, consultants and advocates with technical capacity to apply the Greenprint methods to planning processes; and
d) an educational program to promote the use of this toolkit, possibly including seminars and other approaches to enabling key people to more actively apply conservation to their planning decisions.
The Bay Area Greenprint launch event is intended to educate potential users about the feature of the tool by:
a) demonstrating the toolkit to potential users through live use cases;
b) providing an opportunity for potential users to ask questions of the toolkit developers;
c) showing potential users how to build it into their workflow; and
d) leveraging partners from rapid assessments, pilots, and the science advisors.
In the coming months, the Bay Area Greenprint may be integrated into several regional programs. Come be among the first of your colleagues to experience how this new online toolkit helps you integrate the most current natural resource data earlier on in your planning processes to improve the Bay Area's vibrant environment, economy and regional character.
Register at this link by 5pm on June 18. Registration is free and lunch is provided.
Christa Cassidy, ccassidy@TNC.ORG