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:: Final RIchmond Region Report [PDF]
:: Combined Richmond and Crater Region Final Report [PDF]
:: Richmond Regional 2009 Workshop Resources and Materals

In 2008, the GIC launched its largest regional project with funds from the Virginia Environmental Endowment, the Robins Foundation and Altria Group Inc. to pilot a regional and local approach to green infrastructure mapping. The GIC worked with its partner firm of E² Inc. and the Richmond Regional and the Crater Planning District Commissions to update Virginia’s conservation lands needs assessment to create a more accurate regional model. A committee of representatives from each locality advised the project. The GIC produced the report for the Richmond Region while the PDC published the Crater Report. The Capital Region Land Conservancy was also a partner in this effort. They are using the green infrastructure map to target the most appropriate lands for seeking conservation easements. Most importantly, the regional map provides a basis for cooperation and conservation of linkages across jurisdictions. This project and New Kent County project were funded by the Virginia Environmental Endowment, the Robins Foundation and the Altria Family of Companies.

Final Workshop Report

  • Click here to download an electronic version of the Richmond Regional Green Infrastructure Report.

Resources and Materials

Below are resources and materials that participants used during the workshop. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, available as a free download here, to view some of the links on this page.

Handouts

Presentations

Green Infrastructure Planning Exercise

Pictures from the Richmond Regional Workshop
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Richmond Regional Workshop
Alisa Hefner discussing stepping stones and connections Joe Weber (VDCR) discussing approaches to biodiversity conservation in Virginia
Richmond Regional Workshop Participants listen to presentations
Jennifer Ciminelli (VDCR) presents how the VCLNA can be used as a tool for conservation planning Karen Firehock (GIC) discusses options for agri-tourism that were explored in the Madison County pilot
Alisa Hefner (GIC) presents how the GIC applies the VDCR models to the Richmond Region Karen Firehock (GIC) presents an overview of conservation planning tools
Participants discuss the green infrastructure of the Richmond Region Participants discuss the green infrastructure of the Richmond Region
Participants discuss the green infrastructure of the Richmond Region