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"Maria is thoughtful, thorough, and wholeheartedly inspired by the great potential for responsible site design to minimize, or even eliminate, the ecological impacts of development. She is passionate about her work and a true joy to work alongside.”
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International Living Future Institute
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Disclaimer: Green Girl Land Development Solutions LLC provides information for educational and outreach purposes only, to enhance the sustainability of sites. Unless adopted or approved by the appropriate registered professional under contract, information provided is not for construction. The following material is provided for informational purposes only. Before taking any action that could have legal or other important consequences, speak with qualified professionals who can provide guidance that considers your own unique circumstances.

License: Creative Commons LicenseUnless otherwise indicated, all material on this page was created by Maria Cahill of Green GIrl and is open source and downloadable under the Resources web page byGreen Girl LDS and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. (Don't worry. It's easy, and you can use my resources for commercial purposes!)

Tools
Templates & Examples
LID Guidance Template for Western Oregon."Low Impact Development: A Practical Guide for Watershed Health in Western Oregon", 2016. FORTHCOMING ON THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY WEBSITE FEB 2016.
Oregon State University Stormwater Solutions outreach website. Green Girl related work under "Steps to Take" or download graphics from fact sheets [19.1 MB]
"Stormwater Maintenance & Monitoring Plan: City of Bend LID Demonstration Project" Report [7 MB Word doc]. Jun 2012. In collaboration with HWA Engineering.
"Stormwater Maintenance & Monitoring Plan: City of Bend LID Demonstration Project" Monitoring Forms [1.7 MB Excel xls]. Jun 2012. In collaboration with HWA Engineering.
Example Commercial Site Operations & Maintenance Plan for Multnomah Antiques.
Outreach
Connect the Drops LID photos.zip 249 high resolution photos of green infrastructure facilities, signs, inlets, outlets, including good to poor maintenance, and lots more goodies for teaching [1.4 GB, in other words, start this before lunch or a meeting maybe]
DIY Best Practices Bookmarks (all) on ecologic topics [pdfs]. (Happy Bird-Cats & Windows, Homes for All-nutrient cycling, Night Life - effects of night light on wildlife, Plant Something Everywhere - stormwater, Spiky Sun -climate change, Tiny Twiny Vine-well being, Blame It on the Sunspots - energy savings)
 
Fact Sheets & (non-adaptable) Technical Guidance
Parking Forest website to help you implement a stormwater management BMP with trees in parking lots without losing parking spaces.
Oregon State University Stormwater Solutions fact sheets [pdf]. (Sea Grant and OSU Extension, 2014. (Porous Pavement, Green Roof, Rain Garden, Stormwater Planter, Swale, Soakage Trench, Drywell, Vegetated Filter Strips) Info on all these have been expanded in Chapter 3 of the LID Guidance Template for Western Oregon above.
"Tree protection on construction and development sites." Oregon State University Extension Service, Jan 2010.
"LID: Protecting Oregon's waters as we grow" Oregon Environmental Council.
 
Checklists
Sustainable Site Planning Checklist [Excel format, 159 KB]. Remember to inventory everything that might impact your project. It's a BIG list with room for you to make specific notes for your project.
Best Management Practices Checklist (aka LID Checklist) [Excel format, 390 KB]
Helps choose from a very large array of practices which ones might be most interesting and implementable for specific site conditions and stakeholders.
BMP Suitability Matrix [Excel format, 271 KB]. Another, more compact, decision making matrix for choosing BMPs, based on the BMPs described in the LID Guidance Template for Western Oregon above. Use it as suggested or modify for your experience and understanding.
 
Portals to Others' Web pages and Expertise
Green Girl Newsletter
Jurisdictions: Stormwater Program Resources
Pacific Northwest Native Plant Resources Portal
Bioretention Resources
Polluting effects of crushed concrete in stormwater facilities. Questions posed and answers received to EPA's npsinfo listserv.
Pesticides, Soil Life, & Infiltration. Questions posed and answers received to EPA's npsinfo listserv.
Green Girl Home Office Ecoroofs
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