Trust for Public Land Mapping Project
With the help of the Trust for Public Land, the Metro Denver Nature Alliance has put together models that analyze access to existing parks and open space. The analysis incorporates a two-step approach:
- determines where there are gaps in public park availability across the landscape, and constructs a demographic profile to identify gaps with the most urgent need for public parkland, and
- incorporates natural space opportunities based on land use and cover characteristics, schools, community gardens, and potential for certified backyard wildlife habitat areas.
Nature Narratives is Metro DNA’s inaugural collective storytelling project. This collaborative project provides an exciting opportunity for partner organizations to elevate our work and the ways we are promoting healthier people, communities, and natural places in metro Denver. Nature Narratives also will help us define a shared story of our ongoing efforts to make the metro Denver region a thriving place for people and for nature.