The GIC is proud to announce the publication of its ground-breaking guide to evaluating and conserving green infrastructure.
This ground-breaking and innovative guide provides invaluable practical information, from websites and GIS software programs, to how to deal with the nitty-gritty issues always raised with public involvement and local input. The guide provides the steps required to organize a planning initiative, including stakeholder engagement and expert consultation. It shows you how to evaluate and prioritize local natural assets, and provides a case study to help you understand the process. A whole chapter is devoted to ideas to build community support for a green infrastructure plan, set key messages, and decide on options for expanded community engagement.
So far, two versions have been created: one for Virginia and another for New York. Additional guides will be released later this year for North Carolina and Arkansas.
The final chapter of the Virginia guide covers specific natural asset models for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The final chapter of the New York guide covers specific natural asset models for the State of New York. However, the rest of the guide and its lessons are applicable to any group from any state that wishes to start a GI planning process anywhere in the USA, or beyond.
To read the press release about the VA Guide, click here.
The Virginia Guide is available in spiral binding in full color. To order a printed version of the Virginia Guide, fill out this PDF form with all your details and email it to email@example.com. There is a link in the form to our DONATE button. Click on the link and add a donation to pay for your copies of the Guide or send a check made payable to GIC. Print copies of the Virginia Guide are available for $29.95.
To read the press release about the NY Guide, click here.
To preview a chapter of the New York Guide click here. To order a printed color version of the 149 page New York Guide, fill out this PDF form with all your details and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a link in the form to our DONATE button. Click on the link and add a donation to pay for your copies of the Guide or send a check made payable to GIC. Print copies of the New York Guide are available for $29.95. A DVD copy is available for $10.00.
Note: All free copies of the New York Guide have now been distributed.
Founded in 2006, the Green Infrastructure Center Inc. is a nonprofit organization located in Charlottesville, Virginia that assists communities in developing strategies for protecting and conserving their ecological and cultural assets. The Green Infrastructure Center team is made up of staff from the GIC and E2 Inc., which provides mapping analysis. The center has completed six projects in Virginia and two are now underway. The center is supported entirely through grants and donations. This project has been provided to Accomack County on by GIC and its funders on a pro-bono basis meaning that all services have been donated to the county. The Virginia Coastal Zone Program contributed resources to support the participation of county staff.
New York Guide
Karen Firehock, Executive Director