When? Thursday, 17 November 2016, 12:00 pm EST - 1:30 pm EST
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An expert panel was formed in 2015 to evaluate how sediment and nutrient removal credits are calculated for expanded urban tree canopy. The newly adopted BMP credits include two BMPs: 1) Urban Tree Canopy Expansion and 2) Urban Forest Planting. These BMPs replace the current urban tree planting BMP for the Phase 6 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model.
Tree planting is a popular activity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed done by many local jurisdictions, watershed organizations and other groups, as well as State and Federal governments. The current urban tree planting BMP did not account for the variety of tree planting efforts and their associated water quality benefits. The recently approved recommendations provide local jurisdictions with flexibility seeking credit for tree planting efforts in the next version of the Watershed Model. The newly adopted BMPs represent the different types of tree planting that increase tree coverage in developed areas – from single trees to forested lots.
Join us for this webcast on the hot-off-the-press recommendations recently approved by the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership on November 17, 2016!
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