Green Opportunities​

This interactive map highlights critical areas of Urban Heat Islands in Jefferson County. Use the 4 buttons at the bottom of the map to get more information, turn on and off layers, or share this map.  Look under Our Story for details on the creation of this amazing tool! Find our planting areas by clicking on the Map Layers button to open the selection box, then turn on and off what you can see with a left click.

Critical areas designated using the overlap of elements from the EnviroAtlas Birmingham Community Study Area – percent green space, percent impervious, percent of summer night cooling reduction, annual runoff, and acute respiratory symptoms. Tree canopy data were calculated using i-Tree landscape. The dark orange areas have the highest Urban Heat Island score – areas worth exploring for Cool Green solutions.