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The City and County of Denver is making green infrastructure a fundamental part of the city’s long-term stormwater management strategy by looking at ways to incorporate large-scale green infrastructure with small or site-scale green infrastructure. This comprehensive guide provides planning protocols and templates, schematics and construction guidance for more than a dozen types of projects, soil and species recommendations, general landscape design and maintenance schedules.

Along with Chicago, perhaps the most comprehensive guide to green infrastructure and urban forestry now in print. Especially useful for foresters, planners and public works officials working in the semi-arid Rocky Mountain region.

City of Denver, Department of Public Works,

Project Leads
Sarah Anderson, Denver Public Works
Holly Piza, Urban Drainage and Flood Control District

United States Environmental Protection Agency
As part of this effort, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided contractor support for the development of the checklists in this manual. Tetra Tech prepared plan review, construction inspection, and maintenance checklists as well a number of the renderings. The EPA is committed to providing technical assistance to communities working to overcome the barriers to green infrastructure. For more information please visit: infrastructure/


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