The City of Sacramento has the second highest tree canopy cover, and the medium value of paved area among our 5 cities. With a population of just under 500 thousand, it’s also our third largest city. The study area expands to the Sacramento Metropolitan area including Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom and Rancho Cordova, as well as unincorporated communities.

Based on our research, we will be following up with the following potential partner organizations engaged in environmental management and protection or public health work to build relationships to inform our research with the following organizations:

  • Sacramento Tree Foundation
  • Sacramento County Public Health
  • Sacramento Women’s Health
  • University of California: Davis
  • Sacramento Environmental Commission
  • California Environmental Justice Alliance

Special thank you to the United States Department of Agriculture for the tree canopy data to support this project.

Sacramento Afternoon Temperatures
Ambient afternoon (3 PM) distribution temperatures (F)

Data captured on August 14, 2019

Sacramento Night Cooling
The difference between ambient evening (7 PM) and morning temperatures (6 AM)

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Click on one of the cities below to see an interactive map relating canopy, temperature, and air quality:

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