Explore and sustain the James River Watershed

Green Infrastructure Training


Evaluating and Conserving Natural Assets: planning for green infrastructure in the developing and urban landscape

Learn how to conserve or restore the green infrastructure of your town, city, county or region!  Discover tools to evaluate and utilize landscape features to create both vibrant environments and economies at multiple scales. Already developed landscapes can be redesigned to more healthful with a green infrastructure strategy. This strategic approach to land planning can help meet both regulatory and planning demands and attract new business.

Event Details

Trainers include GIC Director and Univ. of Virginia adjunct faculty Karen Firehock and GIC Modeler Andrew Walker. Special Guest Lecturer CJ Lammers from Prince George's County Maryland! Participants will learn through both lecture and hands-on exercises working with maps.  No GIS knowledge is required to participate.  Past workshop participants include planners, foresters, landscape architects, fisheries scientists, ecologists, geographers, GIS technicians, city and county managers, realtors, developers , land trusts, conservation groups and many more.  This material is useful to anyone who wants better information on how to determine which environmental assets are the highest priority for conservation or restoration.  We will work at multiple scales from region to parcel in both rural and urban landscapes.  Come learn how to make better and smarter decisions

Workshop participants will receive the GIC's 131-page Practitioner's Guide to Green Infrastructure Planning, gourmet coffee and teas, catered lunch and snacks.  Planners can receive 5.5 CM credits. Other professional credits (forestry, horticulture etc.) are also available. Registration attached or visit http://www.gicinc.org/events.htm 

Those who would like assistance with finding overnight lodging should contact GIC at the email below.

The agenda for the workshop can be found here. For more information contact [email protected]

Event Location

Va Dept. of Forestry
900 Natural Resources Dr.
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Time: 10:00am - 4:00 pm

Payment: Cost is $130 and due one week before the workshop.

Event Dates

2014-11-20 – 2014-11-20

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