Local Government Guide: Capitalizing on the Benefits of Trees

A Local Government Guide to the Chesapeake Bay is a seven-module series created to support decision-making by local officials. As demonstrated in Module 4 (Capitalizing on the Benefits of Trees), local officials can achieve mutually beneficial outcomes by prioritizing local economic development, infrastructure resiliency, public health, and education, while also protecting and enhancing the environment. Please use the below resources widely to help advance local tree canopy efforts. As a companion product, State Tree Resource Guides were created to highlight the state programs and grant opportunities that can help local governments achieve their goals.