:: Green Infrastructure in SOUTH CAROLINA

The GIC has developed a green infrastructure habitat model and a Planning Guide for South Carolina. A pilot project in Berkeley County tested the model's applications and provided a case study for the planning guide.

The guide provides the steps for any SC county to create their own landscape-scale green infrastructure plans. The model, guide and pilot project were funded by the South Carolina Forestry Commission and the U.S. Forest Service Southern Region and the project was completed in March 2014.


This guide can be accessed at:

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: Summerville and Darlington Green Infrastructure Plans

Thanks to funds from the SC Forestry Commission, the GIC is assisting two communities in South Carolina with constructing their green infrastructure plans. In the town of Summerville, the GIC has mapped the town's tree canopy and is assisting them with goals to reduce stormwater, improve liveabilty and access green spaces.

In Darlington County, the GIC has mapped the county's green infrastructure network and is helping them analyze how the network also supports farms and forestry, as well as recreation and cultural assets. Both plans will be completed by the end of 2016.

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GIC open house at Moncks Corner, Berkeley County.


Contact Information:
Karen Firehock, Executive Director

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Swamp boat rides at Cypress Gardens.


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Coastal forest near Edisto.


Green Infrastructure Center,
P.O Box 317,
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902.