Evaluating and Conserving Green Infrastructure Across the Landscape: A Practitioner's Guide
This is "landscape scale" green infrastructure. The guide provides an historical overview of GI planning, as well as practical steps for implementing a GI plan in your locality
Benedict and McMahon define GI as “a strategically planned and managed network of wilderness, parks, greenways, conservation easements, and working lands with conservation value that supports native species, maintains natural ecological processes, sustains air and water resources, and contributes to the health and quality of life for America’s communities and people” (2006) Nodes and linkages that identify, conserve, and manages systems of natural resources.
n addition to providing the theory behind GI planning in a very accessible way, the guide is a practitioner's handbook full of useful tips, definitions of key terms, and step-by-step information on how to build a stakeholder committee, get public and professional input, and create maps that will aid in the GI planning process.
Versions of this guide were developed for Arkansas, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia. The North Carolina version is downloadable from this web page.
Green Infrastructure Center
Infrastructure (green), Planning
New York, Arkansas, Virginia, North Carolina