- 680 Tree Fact Sheets in Adobe
University of Florida Environmental Horticulture Dept. The selection
options include plant family, common name, and scientific name.
- American Forests
"American Forests is the nation's oldest nonprofit citizen conservation
organization, founded in 1875. Our vigorous advocacy helped create the
conservation movement and the National Park and National Forest systems in
- American Planning
"Organized to advance the art and science of planning and to foster the
activity of planning -- physical, economic, and social -- at the local,
regional, state, and national levels. ...to encourage planning that
will contribute to public well-being by developing communities and
environments that meet the needs of people and of society more
"This WEB site is designed to provide current information about the siting
of telecommunications antennas within view of the Appalachian National Scenic
- Brookings Institute Center on Urban
and Metropolitan Policy
- Cell Tower Protest,
How, in the dead of night, an existing city electrical pole next to one's
home can transmogrify itself into a Sprint PCS tower . . . How a
communications tower doesn't violate the law if you call it something else
. . .
One attorney's experience with cell towers, practical advice, and links to
other sites. Attorney Kirk Wines has represented a number of private
citizens and neighborhood groups fighting to protect their property values by
keeping unsightly cell towers out of their neighborhoods. He has
participated as a witness and an attorney before hearing examiners throughout
the Greater Seattle / King County area.
- Cellular Tower
Information from around the country on legislative and judicial
developments, activist efforts, technology, and links.
- Center of Excellence for
U.S. Dept. of Energy site.
- Citizens Against Ugly Street
Citizens Against Ugly Street Spam is a non-profit organization formed by
citizens of various cities to fight against the proliferation of unsightly,
illegal advertising signs placed along roadways, streets intersections and
even in front of houses, for the sole purpose of STEALING free advertising at
the expense of the aesthetics of the community.
- The Dunn Foundation
"The mission of The Dunn Foundation is to promote the quality of the visual
environment as a guiding principle for the growth and development of
America's communities through education and philanthropy."
- E / The Environmental
An independent newsstand-quality publication on environmental issues--a
magazine to educate, inspire and empower Americans to make a difference for
- EnviroLink - The Online
"EnviroLink is a non-profit organization ... a grassroots online community
that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with
millions of people in more than 150 countries. EnviroLink is dedicated
to providing you with the most comprehensive, up-to-date environmental
- Environmental News Network, Inc.
"ENN strives to host a global online network for the environmental community
by providing valuable content, communications and commerce opportunities.
. . . The Environmental News Network is a privately owned company
located in Sun Valley, Idaho. We are recognized as one of the leading
online producers of environmental news and information"
Working Group: The Highway Beautification Act - State Level
"In 1965, in an attempt to preserve the scenic beauty of America's highways,
Congress passed the Highway Beautification Act (HBA), one of the first modern
environmental laws . . . Thirty-two years after its passage, the
Act has become little more than a billboard protection program."
Download reports by state.
- Florida Audubon Society
"Florida Audubon Society is the statewide voice of conservation,
promoting the protection, preservation, and restoration of birds,
all wildlife, and their habitat through science based advocacy and
Florida Department of Transportation
- Link to the FDOT planning pages.
- Florida Federation of Garden Clubs,
"Home pages for the FFGC featuring information on: activities,
scholarships, youth camp, floral design courses, arrangements, special
Florida gardens, tours, shows, and special events of the various affiliated
clubs in the state of Florida."
- Florida Internet Center
for Understanding Sustainability (FICUS)
"FICUS is an educational network and discussion forum provided by
The Florida Center for Community Design and
Research and FICUS member organizations. The site is continually
expanding and is currently attracting large numbers of users. The site
is designed for use by all citizens interested in the mission."
- Florida League of
site is designed to provide visitors with the latest information on
League services, programs, publications and events. You can also
access select state and federal agencies, as well as Florida cities
from this site.
- Florida National Scenic
Trail/Florida Trail Association
"The development of what has evolved into the Florida National Scenic Trail
(FNST) began with volunteers of the Florida Trail Association more than
twenty-five years ago. Today, bordered by rivers and lakes and
surrounded by forests of palms, pine, cypress, and moss-draped live oaks,
this trail offers a unique hiking experience. Utilizing public lands
where possible and developed under agreements with private landowners
elsewhere, the trail threads its way through the state."
- Florida Native Plant Society
The Florida Native Plant Society was organized in 1980 to promote the
preservation, conservation, and restoration of Florida's native plants and
native plant communities. FNPS identifies and advises on development
restraints, the locations of valuable areas, and means of protecting native
plants and plant communities. FNPS provides relevant information to
government officials, businesspeople, educators, and the public, and holds
conferences, symposia, and workshops on native plants and their conservation,
and habitat restoration.
Florida Photographic Collection
- "Featuring over 143,000 digitized
photographs from the State Archives of Florida, the Florida
Photographic Collection is the most complete online portrait of
Florida available--one that draws its strength from family pictures,
the homes of Floridians, their work, and their pastimes."
Florida Scenic Highways Program
- Garden Club of Georgia
"The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., is a non-profit educational organization
with 16,500 members statewide. These members all belong to member
garden clubs and there are approximately 550 individual garden clubs in our
organization. We are affiliated with the 265,000 member National
Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. (NCSGC)."
- Green Earth Journal
"The Journal is a free environmental news report, published two or three
times weekly. We gather reports from the grassroots and publish stories
you won't see in the daily press. We also publish occasional feature
articles on topics such as the little-known history of the Endangered Species
- Green Matters
"The busy person's center for environmental change. We take the
difficulty and guesswork out of living greener by making it faster and
simpler for you to get answers, respond to action alerts, learn eco-tips, and
find earth friendly products."
The Greening of
"By creating a pleasant environment in which to live, work, raise a family
and retire, beautification improves the quality of life for all Destin
citizens and visitors. -- A Grass Roots Volunteer Effort"
A Guide to
Developing a Community Tree Preservation Ordinance
"This guide was written by the Community Tree Preservation Task Force of the
Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee. The mission of the Task Force
is to preserve existing trees during development and to reforest land
through: education; improved communication; supporting the partnerships
of builders, developers, foresters and communities; guiding communities in
developing their own tree preservation program."
Benefits of Community Trees and Forests by Dr. Kim D. Coder, University
"Community trees and forests are valuable. To the 75% of the United
States population that now live in urban and suburban areas, trees provide
many goods and services. Values are realized by the people that own the
trees, by people nearby, and by society in general. . ."
- International Dark-Sky
"IDA's goal is to be effective -- through education about (a) the value and
effectiveness of quality nighttime lighting and (b) of the solutions to the
problems -- in stopping the adverse environmental impact of light pollution
and space debris. We are making a difference!"
- ISA International Society of
"Arboriculture On-line was developed to assist tree care professionals in
developing and maintaining effective plant health care programs. It is
produced by The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the
University of Illinois Cooperative States Research, Education, and Extension
- JaxPride - Coalition for Visual
Enhancement [Jacksonville, FL]
"JaxPride was formed in 1989 to address the concerns that local
beautification efforts were sporadic, fragmented, and frequently
conflicting. The lack of greenery, graceful design, and maintenance
that distinguish the country's most livable cities motivated the founders of
JaxPride to organize a facilitating umbrella organization to assist various
groups in formulating and implementing beautification programs."
- Lady Bird Johnson
"The purpose of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is to educate people
about the environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of
- Lake County Conservation
"Purposes of the Lake County Conservation Council: To promote the
preservation and protection of the natural resources of Lake County; To
enhance civic awareness of present and potential dangers to the environment;
To cooperate with other conservation and environmental groups in the area for
our common purposes; To advise civic authorities on conservation and
environmental matters; To promote responsible growth management."
- Lakes Education Action Drive
"LE/AD is an organization dedicated to preserving the quality and beauty of
our Florida lakes."
The Land Conservancy of
San Luis Obispo County, Calif.
"We pursue the protection of open space through land aquisition,
conservation easements, restoration, and stewardship. . . .As part
of the community, we are able to address community needs. Since our
methods are non-confrontational, we maintain a positive approach to all of
our relationships with private and public landowners."
- The Land Trust Alliance
"The Land Trust Alliance promotes voluntary land conservation and
strengthens the land trust movement by providing the leadership, information,
skills and resources land trusts need to conserve land for the benefit of
communities and natural systems."
Around: Columns by Ed McMahon
for the Planning Commissioners Journal (see below). Online articles
Enhances Growth" (trees increase property values, boost economic
development), "Stopping Sprawl by
Growing Smarter," "What is the next Step
for ISTEA?," and "All Development is
Not Created Equal."
- Marshall Tree Farm
Website includes planting and growing information, research articles, FAQs,
Research & Services Center Telecommunication page
This page is intended to provide information on telecommunications issues
that relate to Washington cities and counties. Shared information
regarding ordinances, sample policies, issue papers, etc. on this topic.
- National Arbor Day
"The National Arbor Day Foundation is involved in much more than just Arbor
Day celebrations around the world. Its mission is to help promote tree
care and conservation and to educate people on tree issues."
- "The New
Politics" speech on property rights by Sierra Club Executive
Director Carl Pope
- New Town Law
Information about legal planning for new urbanist development.
- New Urban News
A publication devoted exclusively to new urbanist development. Its
site has extensive links to other sites of interest.
- The Outdoor Circle
"Keeping Hawai`i clean, green and beautiful for 85 years." "The
Mission of The Outdoor Circle is to keep Hawai`i clean, green and beautiful
by protecting, preserving and enhancing the environment for future
- Pacific CellSite Systems
Pacific CellSite Systems designs, engineers, and manufactures
architecturally correct RF transparent concealment systems for cellular, PCS,
microwave and point to point communications networks.
- Phytosphere Research
Phytosphere Research provides the information needed to effectively manage
plant resources in urban and rural environments, natural ecosystems, and
- Planners Web: Planning
articles and resources on the problems and promise of development, such as
sprawl resource guide,
development rights, and more.
"PlanWireless is a newsletter devoted to telling local governments what the
wireless industry isn’t telling them. . . .
PlanWireless is published by Kreines & Kreines, Inc., a consulting firm
that helps cities and counties plan for cellular towers. Kreines &
Kreines, Inc. doesn’t work for the wireless industry."
The Preservation Project,
In January 1999, Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney unveiled The Preservation
Project, a $312.8 million plan to improve the quality of life of Jacksonville
residents by enhancing parks, purchasing land for conservation and improving
access to the city's natural assets. The Preservation Project is a
growth management plan that, through massive land acquisition, aims to take
land out of development and improve air and water quality.
- San Francisco Beautiful
A 50-plus-year-old, non-profit, urban design and beautification organization
whose mission is to improve the livability of San Francisco by creating,
enhancing and protecting civic beauty. Featured issues include Gigantic
Billboards; Union Square Signage, Redesign and BID; Undergrounding of
Overhead Utility Wires and Streetlighting Issues; Utility Box Placement
Controls; Newsrack Ordinance Update
- Scenic America
"Scenic America is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to
preserving and enhancing the scenic character of America's communities and
countryside." "Scenic America, along with our growing number of state
affiliates, helps citizens and elected officials take charge of their
communities’ futures – how they want their communities to look
and how to achieve their vision. We are advocates for local, state and
federal laws that bolster all communities’ abilities to preserve and
enhance their distinctive character."
- Sierra Club
"The Sierra Club is a nonprofit, member-supported public interest
organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by
influencing public policy decisions: legislative, administrative,
legal, and electoral."
Club's Suburban Sprawl Report:
"The Dark Side of the American Dream: The Costs and Consequences of
Visual Pollution Policy
Who ya gonna call? Hometown America fights back: news, research,
- Sprawl Watch
A resource center providing information, advice, and referrals on issues
related to sprawl, smart growth and livable communities. The Clearinghouse
helps advocates, grassroots organizations, public officials, developers,
planners, policymakers, architects and others revitalize existing communities
and reduce urban sprawl.
- Springfield Historic
This site celebrates the Springfield District of Jacksonville, Florida,
listed in the National Register of Historic Places as Jacksonville's second
Historic District. Springfield has thousands of vintage houses -- over
two-thirds of the residences presently found in Springfield were built before
Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study
This report evaluates travel conditions and operations of the freeway and
principal arterial street networks in 68 urbanized areas (including 5 urban
areas in Florida).
"It is the goal of this site to serve as an information resource on the
towerkill problem and to promote cooperative solutions for mitigating the
needless slaughter of millions of songbirds every year."
- Tree Hill, Inc. - Jacksonville's
Where learning comes Naturally! Tree Hill Nature Center is a
non-profit wildlife preserve, an urban wilderness of unspoiled, undeveloped
land right in the heart of the city. Tree Hill has been an integral part of
the environmental landscape in Northeast Florida for three decades.
From the USDA Forest Service
- Utility Arborist
"Through the International Society of Arboriculture, UAA is people serving
people, enhancing the quality of utility arboriculture. Our mission is
to provide UAA members with opportunities to improve their skills and
knowledge, and enhance public awareness."
- Walkable Communities, Inc.
"Walkable Communities, Inc. is a non-profit corporation, established in the
state of Florida in 1996. It was organized for the express purposes of
helping whole communities, whether they are large cities or small towns, or
parts of communities, i.e. neighborhoods, business districts, parks, school
districts, subdivisions, specific roadway corridors, etc., become more
walkable and pedestrian friendly."
- Western Center for Urban Forest
Research and Education
Vision: Build better communities by connecting city dwellers with their
community forests in ways that will increase understanding, appreciation, and
investment in forest health.
Library - Environment
An award-winning, searchable index of over 1,000 environmental resources
arranged alphabetically and by category.