The Brandywine Creek Greenway Strategic Action Plan

The Chester County Planning Commission partnered with the Brandywine Conservancy in 2015 to develop a set of natural resource protection standards to support the Conservancy's Brandywine Creek Greenway initiative. The Natural Resource Protection standards provide a template and background information for addressing natural resource protection through municipal ordinances.

Part 3 — Toolkit

Model standards start on page 327.

Additional forested riparian buffer standards that provide a higher level of protection start on page 363.

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association maintains a wide variety of natural resource and conservation guides, model standards, and other useful resource protection information on their website. The search box can be used to easily find information and model standards on specific resources.

Protecting Natural Resources in Municipal Ordinances

Useful tools municipal officials can use to incorporate implementable natural resource preservation policies into their ordinances.

Stormwater, Floodplains and Water Features tools

Informative tools to aid individuals and municipalities in better understanding issues related to stormwater, water conservation and flooding and taking action to conserve our water resources.

Landscaping, Forestry and Wetlands tools

Information on sustainable landscaping and maintenance practices to use at home or in your municipality.