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Natural areas account for 84% of urban parkland. Despite this, natural areas often go unnoticed, underused, under resourced and unprotected. Organizations across the United States have been pioneering approaches to enhance and conserve urban forested natural areas locally, but these efforts have never been summarized at a national scale. In 2018, the Natural Areas Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies completed the first ever survey of organizations that manage the nation’s urban forested natural areas.

Pregitzer, C.C., Charlop-Powers, S., McCabe, C., Hiple, A., Gunther, B., Bradford, M.A. View Resource
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