Forests provide a wide range of benefits — environmental, economic, and social — which can create more resilient landscapes and communities. However, forests are facing challenges from a variety of factors including development pressure, invasive species, and climate change.
This green paper looks at the needs and opportunities related to addressing regional green infrastructure at the landscape scale. In particular, it focuses on the challenges posed by development in the wildland-urban interface and opportunities for increasing resilience through an integrated approach to green infrastructure.
The results of this paper will be used to develop a planning framework for addressing multi-hazard resilience through regional green infrastructure planning.