Urban forest parks

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The complete description of the NWRM: 

Urban forest parks can deliver a broad range of hydrology-related and other ecosystem services. Forests in urban areas have great amenity value, can improve air quality, moderate local microclimates, improve urban biodiversity and contribute to climate change mitigation as well as having ancillary hydrological benefits. Forest soils often have greater infiltration capacity than other urban land cover and can be an important location for aquifer recharge.


Aerial view of forest parks, France

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Possible benefits with level: 
Benefits Levelsort descending
BP5 - Increase evapotranspiration High
BP6 - Increase infiltration and/or groundwater recharge High
BP7 - Increase soil water retention High
BP8 - Reduce pollutant sources High
BP9 - Intercept pollution pathways High
BP11 - Improve soils High
BP14 - Create terrestrial habitats High
BP16 - Reduce peak temperature High
BP17 - Absorb and/or retain CO2 High
ES4 - Biodiversity preservation High
ES5 - Climate change adaptation and mitigation High
ES10 - Recreational opportunities High
ES11 - Aesthetic/cultural value High
PO10 - Protection of important habitats High
PO11 - Better protection for ecosystems and more use of Green Infrastructure High
PO14 - Prevention of biodiversity loss High
ES7 - Flood risk reduction Low
ES8 - Erosion/sediment control Low
PO1 - Improving status of biology quality elements Low
PO4 - Improving chemical status and priority substances Low
PO5 - Improving quantitative status Low
PO6 - Improving chemical status Low
BP12 - Create aquatic habitat Low
BP13 - Create riparian habitat Low
BP15 - Enhance precipitation Low
ES2 - Fish stocks and recruiting Low
PO2 - Improving status of physico-chemical quality elements Low
PO13 - Better management of fish stocks Low
BP1 - Store runoff Medium
BP2 - Slow runoff Medium
BP10 - Reduce erosion and/or sediment delivery Medium
ES1 - Water storage Medium
ES3 - Natural biomass production Medium
ES6 - Groundwater/aquifer recharge Medium
ES9 - Filtration of pollutants Medium
PO7 - Prevent surface water status deterioration Medium
PO8 - Prevent groundwater status deterioration Medium
PO9 - Take adequate and co-ordinated measures to reduce flood risks Medium
Last updated: 10 Jun 2015 | Top