:: 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 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
The GIC has just released two new planning guides "Evaluating and Conserving Green Infrastructure Across the Landscape: A Practitioner's Guide."
There is one version for Virginia and another for New York. Additional guides will be released later this year for North Carolina and Arkansas.
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?