What is the Greenspace Impact Team?Green Umbrella's Greenspace Impact Team is a coalition of land trusts, park districts, businesses, educational institutions, planning organizations, and others to share best practices, facilitate communication, and plan collaborative efforts to preserve, enhance, and promote the value of greenspace in our region.
We work together under the Collective Impact model to help organizations concerned with greenspace preservation become more effective and more strategic. This focuses on identifying high-value unprotected greenspace areas and finding ways to ensure their continuing survival.
Environmental Mitigation & Suitability Modeler
Greenspace Impact Team members worked together to develop the Environmental Mitigation and Suitability Modeler (EMSM) available through OKI Regional Council of Governments. The EMSM tool enables users to discover and prioritize land areas based on their unique requirements. The user would select the GIS layers relevant to their specific analysis, weigh the importance of each layer, and view a map that calculated the priority areas for them. Local conservation partners and governments have used the new tool to prioritize locations for conservation and mitigation efforts.
Learn about Greenspace Gems
Greenspace Gems recognizes and celebrates natural areas in the Green Umbrella 10-county region with outstanding scenic value, biological diversity, scientific importance or historic interest. By telling the stories of these protected places, we hope to grow public support for greenspace conservation and the organizations who are leading this work in the region. Check our Greenspace Gems today to find your next adventure or moment of inspiration. Learn more.
Green Umbrella's Greenprint Maps
Greenspace team members created a visual representation of the most important corridors and habitats in our region for preservation. You can explore their ideas in the Greenprint maps below.
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