Infrastructure: A Strategic Approach to Land Conservation
Infrastructure is our Nation’s natural life sustaining system – an interconnected
network of natural areas, conservation lands, working landscapes, and other
green spaces that support native species, maintain natural ecological processes,
sustain air and water resources, and contribute to the health and quality
of life for America’s communities and people.
Mission of GreenInfrastructure.Net is to illustrate that identifying and
planning for Green Infrastructure - multi-purpose green space networks
- provides a framework for smart conservation and smart growth.
Infrastructure: A Strategic Approach to Green Space Planning and Conservation
introductory course on green infrastructure theory and practice is designed
to provide participants with "why" and "how to" information on planning,
designing, and implementing interconnected green space systems.
Course is offered by: The Conservation Fund, USDA Forest Service, and the
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/National Conservation Training Center.
with colorful maps and photographs, the Atlas of Biodiversity tells the
tale of how geologic forces and human habitation have shaped our region's
landscape. The Atlas is available online http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/chiwild/
as a series of Adobe PDF files that you can download to your computer.
You can also order a print copy from the Chicago Wilderness coalition.
short video entitled, This is Chicago Wilderness, provides
an overview of Chicago Wilderness, including a discussion of why and how
government and private organizations are working together to protect the
natural communities of the Chicago region. Beautiful footage depicts
the region's rare habitats. To order the video call the Chicago Wilderness
information line (708) 485-0263, x396.
Chicago region's first comprehensive conservation and restoration plan,
plan is the product of a three-year collaboration by the region's scientists,
land managers, educators and policy-makers. It is available online
as a series of PDF files at www.chicagowilderness.org. You can order
a printed copy of the plan from the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission
by contacting Irene Hogstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 312-454-0401 x406.
Nature in Your Community
companion book to the Biodiversity Recovery Plan, this guide is published
the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) and identifies
to protect and restore natural lands within existing and newly
urban areas. This publication is available on the NIPC web site
You can order a printed
from the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission by contacting NIPC
at (312) 454-0400, ext. 210.