:: 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.
:: What's New?
GIC Training Workshops
Register to attend a GIC training workshop and learn how to create a green infra-structure plan! Visit the events page to learn more.
GIC Services Brochure
Click here to see our NEW GIC Services Brochure. This new brochure gives details of the types of projects the GIC undertakes, as well as its many mapping and training services.
GIC Planning Guides
In 2013, the GIC released three new planning guides titled Evaluating and Conserving Green Infrastructure Across the Landscape: A Practitioner's Guide. There are editions for Virginia, New York and Arkansas. Each version includes instructions on how to plan and build a green infrastructure model.
Based on six years of field testing, the guides show communities how to map their most significant natural resources and make plans to conserve or restore them. While they have been created for specific states, the ideas in the guides can be applied anywhere.
:: What Can You Do?