Publications & Downloads
Sustainability for all the places between the buildings.
Unless otherwise indicated, all the material on this page is open source and downloadable under the Creative Commons License
Publications & Downloads by Green Girl LDS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Publications
LID Implementation Guidance Template - DRAFT!!!

This is a template, developed partially under the OSU Extension Service's LID Academy, that cities and other stormwater management jurisdictions might like to adapt and adopt as their stormwater management manual. As the docx file explains, this work has NOT gone through a formal Technical Advisory Committee process -- I'm working with Oregon Environmental Council on how to get that going right now (more info here)-- but most of the information has been peer reviewed at one point or another. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK or hire appropriate professionals (i.e. civil engineers, landscape architects, architects, planners, scientists, etc) to help you make the best use of these for your city or project.

"Low Impact Development: A Practical Guide to Implement Effective Practices for Watershed Health" -- DRAFT!!! (docx)
LID Implementation Guidance - Appendix A (pdf)
LID Implementation Guidance - Form SIM (xls)
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Bend LID Demonstration Projects

"Stormwater Maintenance & Monitoring Plan: City of Bend LID Demonstration Project" [7 MB Word doc]. Jun 2012. Developed in a very lovely collaboration with Wendy Edde & Robin Lewis of the City of Bend and Rob VonRohr and Mark Douglas of HWA Engineering.

Monitoring Forms [1.7 MB Excel xls]. Jun 2012. These files are the originals that I used to create the monitoring logs in Appendix A of the Stormwater Maintenance & Monitoring Plan above.

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"Tree protection on construction and development sites." Oregon State University Extension Service, Jan 2010.
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"LID: Protecting Oregon's waters as we grow" Oregon Environmental Council.
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Stormwater Solutions website. Oregon State University Extension Service, completed 2013.

STEPS TO TAKE

1.
Learn About Low Impact Development
2.
Gather Data & Plan Your Site
Decision Trees
LID Fact Sheets
3.
Design Your Site
Use Native Plants
4.
Build Your Site
5.
Maintain Your Site
 
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parkingforest.org
This is a website dedicated to provided technical assistance on a system for incorporating trees and stormwater management into existing, new, or redeveloped parking lots without losing parking spaces.
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"Help your bottom line and the community". Cahill, Maria. "Home Building News, " Jan 2010. Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. (For a more readable version of the article, click here.)
Checklists
Sustainable Site Planning Checklist (Excel format, 159 KB)
This is a tool that I created to help me remember to inventory everything that might impact my project. It's a BIG list with room for you to make specific notes for your project in the Excel file.
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Best Management Practices Checklist (aka LID Checklist) (Excel format, 390 KB)
This is a tool I created to help me choose from a very large array of practices which ones might be most interesting and implementable for my specific site and stakeholders. This a constantly growing document and I encourage you to come back once and a while to get more practices. I've tried to make the "Green Girl Comments" pretty general, but sometimes you'll probably find a comment specific to a project.
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Creative Commons License Site Planning and BMP Checklists is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Use of these is at your own risk.
LID Photos
Instagram You can find my most recent stormwater related photos on Instagram. Feel free to follow me there: greengirlpdx

Photos for Metro's Connect the Drops outreach effort

I was hired by Metro, our regional intercountry government to photodocument 50 LID sites. Here's a sample of a few of them with additional photos that I've collected that I hope you find useful.

Download some photos (25 MB)

Download all 249 high res photos (1.4 GB, in other words, start this before lunch or a meeting maybe)

Download photos of 7 more LID sites in the Portland region (95 MB)
Creative Commons LicenseLID Photos by Maria Cahill is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.  This means you can use them and modify them as long as you share your modifications with others. It also means that I, Maria Cahill, would like to get credit. CAUTION: There's one photo in here that Gwenn Kubeck of the City of Corvallis shared with me and I've labeled the photo with her name, so give her credit instead. (She's authorized me to share this.)

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Wildlife/Habitat & a Few More LID Photos (3 separate files)

Wildlife Photos (nest in wetland, birds in LID facilities, invasive bullfrog, etc)

A few more LID Photos (runnel, ecoroofs, some plants...)

Steve's Urban Ecology Photos  (coyote, newt, snail)

Creative Commons License Urban Ecology Photos by Steve Cahill is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

LID Graphics

Download graphics from fact sheets (19.1 MB) I was hired by OSU Extension to help them develop some fact sheets and I created some graphics for them that you can use.

Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost. This web site was designed with a black background and white text because a rumor was spread by Blackle that it reduced greenhouse gas emissions, but that turned out to be a big fat lie debunked by actual experimentation AND... people had trouble reading my website, so I changed it to white. It's still hosted by Dreamhost, a carbon neutral company. Please consider the environment when printing this or mailing me things or traveling to see me for a meeting or... ohhhh, just do your best and change your practices when you learn something new.

Updated 31 Oct 2013