Sources for More Information

Bulletin #27: How to Manage Community Natural Areas

Contact with Parks and Communities

One of the best sources for help with managing natural areas in urban settings is to contact those cities with many years of experience and that make this a priority service for its residents. There are many, but some good examples would include:

Helpful Books

  • Greenways for America by Charles E. Little
  • Ecological Networks and Greenways edited by Rob H. Jongman & Gloria Pungetti

For more excellent books about greenways, ecological restoration and other relevant topics, please visit our bookstore. Any book purchased from by using this portal helps support Arbor Day Foundation programs at no extra cost to you.

Magazines and Newsletters

Native Plants Journal is designed as a forum for scientific information about native plants and its practical application in land stewardship and restoration projects. Subscription information is available from:

Project MUSE
2715 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-4319
Phone: (410)-516-6989
Fax: (410)-516-6968

The Urban Open Space Manager is a quarterly newsletter available for professionals and others interested in wildlife and nature conservation in city environments. Available from:

Urban Wildlife Resources
5130 W. Running Brook Road
Columbia, MD 21044

More Information

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