Nature Based Solutions

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Nature Based Solutions

Chapter Outline

  • Protection, preservation, repair and healing of land and water, especially using native plants and forestry practices 
  • Increasing urban tree canopy in urban/suburban communities to improve human health and resiliency to flooding and extreme temperatures, as well as carbon storage 
  • Access to a diversity of green space and parks for all neighborhoods 
  • “Green” Infrastructure – using natural systems to improve water quality 
  • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Protect agricultural land for food production and carbon storage 
    • Protect forests for carbon storage

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Goal -  Broad, aspirational statement of what we want to achieve specific to Nature Based Solutions

Nature Based Solutions Goal - Draft Goal Developed

The Draft Goal has been developed, but we are still accepting feedback. Please email sustainability@erie.gov to provide feedback!


Strategies and Action Items - Identify approaches that we take to achieve the goal

Nature Based Solutions Strategies - Draft Strategies Developed:

Strategy 1 - Skilled Labor Jobs

Strategy 2 - Conserve Resilient Lands, Waterways, and Priority Habitat

Strategy 3 - Restorations Strategies

Strategy 4 - Improve Connectivity for Pollinators and Wildlife

Strategy 5 - Increase and Preserve Tree Canopy

The Draft Strategies have been developed, but we are still accepting feedback. Please email sustainability@erie.gov to provide feedback!


If you have any questions you can contact us at sustainability@erie.gov or below.