:: Our Mission

To assist communities in developing strategies for protecting and conserving their ecological and cultural assets through environmentally-sensitive decisions, lifestyles and planning.

Green infrastructure is the interconnected natural systems and ecological processes that provide clean water, air quality and wildlife habitat. Green infrastructure sustains a community’s social, economic, and environmental health.

:: Hire Us!

The GIC is involved in a wide range of green infrastructure projects and activities, from tree canopy assesssments to training seminars which, in today's COVID environment, can all be conducted remotely.

The GIC works with all levels of government and local community groups, from the Federal Government, to regional and state levels, to individual cities and counties. Previous projects include with New Jersey City; Ulster County, NY; Charleston, SC; Hot Springs, AK; Jacksonville, FL; Miami, FL; the Cherokee National Forest, TN; Virginia Dept Forestry - and many more!

Our CEO has addressed conferences across the country on green Infrastructure and sustainability, including the National Arbor Day Foundation; the Association of Urban Community Forestry Coordinators; the Mayors’ Institute; the River Network; the Center for Watershed Protection National Conference; the Urban Land Institute; the National Association of State Foresters and the Kresge Foundation.

To read more about some of our previous projects! Click here...

:: The GIC provides services in the following areas:

:: GIC says goodbye to our Board Chairman Mike Cook.

:: New Executive Director's Report

To read the Executive Director's Summer 2021 Report: Click here...

:: Help GIC Create Cleaner and Greener Communities! Donate to GIC today!

:: GIC's Tree Canopy Assessment for Boynton Beach, Florida

GIC's Tree Canopy Assessment for Boynton Beach, Florida, together with a strategy plan and recommendations for action is now available! Click to download.

:: Check out GIC's Trees and Stormwater Project here .

:: Read about GIC's Resiliency Work here .

:: GIC's new workbook on Storm Mitigation Planning is now available here .


The Community Forest Storm Mitigation Planning Workbook. Download here.

To learn more about storm mitigation, go to our Storm Mitigation page.

:: GIC has moved!


GIC has just moved into expansive new offices in Scottsville, Virginia. Our new contact information is:

Phone: 434-286 3119

Address: 320 Valley Street, Scottsville, VA, 24590-4996.

:: Forest Connectivity Design Guide

Get GIC's design guide for conserving forests and other habitats, even when developing! The guide, Forest Connectivity in the Developing Landscape: A Design Guide for Conservation Developments was written for the Carolinas, but design ideas can be applied anywhere! The guide includes case studies for two GIC-designed sites. Contact GIC for print copies or click here to download.

:: Resilient Coastal Forests Project

Learn more about GIC's Resilient Coastal Forests Project...

Get new tools to help your city! The GIC is showing how trees help cities reduce stormwater runoff.  Learn more...

:: A Green Infrastructure Plan for Norfolk: Building Resilient Communities

The GIC developed a green infrastructure plan to make Norfolk, VA, more resilient.
Learn More...

:: What Can You Do?