Environmental Planning Resources for Local Governments
The purpose of this guidebook is to provide technical and policy guidance to local and county government staff, building professionals, and consultants on low impact development principles and practices. In addition, as 50 percent of North Carolina’s population relies on septic systems, this guidebook discusses incorporating on-site wastewater treatment into LID designs.
The purpose of this guidebook is to provide clear and detailed guidance for the development of a watershed management plan that aims to replicate the pre-impairment surface water hydrology and thereby improves coastal water quality.
This booklet, published by the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, details various estuarine shoreline protection methods including living shoreline techniques. Local governments with soundfront property can provide leadership in the application of these cost effective, environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing techniques.
This document provides approaches that local government officials and municipal program managers in small to midsize communities can use to incorporate green infrastructure components into work they are doing in public spaces. It presents examples and case studies of how integrating green infrastructure methods can enhance retrofits and maintenance projects while providing other community benefits.
Getting to Green: Paying for Green Infrastructure, Finance Options and Resources for Local Decision-Makers (2014)
This report summarizes various funding sources that can be used to support stormwater management programs or finance individual projects. Each type of funding source is illustrated by several municipal programs and contains a list of additional resources.
The handbook is designed to assist municipalities within the Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay areas to incorporate green infrastructure into their stormwater management planning. It can also be readily applied to other states.