GI 101 Course:
Planning Using a
Green Infrastructure Approach
This introductory course provides participants with a strategic approach for prioritizing conservation opportunities and a planning framework for conservation and development—integrating the green and the grey. Through hands-on class projects, lectures, and numerous case studies, participants will experience firsthand how the green infrastructure approach can be used to connect environmental, social and economic health across urban, suburban and rural settings. Participants will also learn how green infrastructure planning can serve as a tool to inform land use decisions and build consensus among diverse interests.
Describe green infrastructure concepts and principles and explain its ecological and social benefits;
Explore techniques for planning and designing green infrastructure networks at the statewide, regional, and local levels;
Describe options for financing and implementing green infrastructure plans; and
Compare and contrast successful approaches for integrating green infrastructure into conservation planning and land protection.
Professional Credits Now Available:
The following organizations have approved this course for continuing education or similar professional development credits:
American Society of Landscape Architects (29.5 professional development hours)
International Society of Arboriculture (up to 27.75 CEUs)
The Wildlife Society (up to 30 contact hours)
Association of State Floodplain Managers (6 parallel CECs)
This course is designed to be a collaborative learning experience; as such it is applicable to individuals from a variety of disciplines, sectors and scales (i.e., national, regional, statewide, local) who are engaged in land use planning and management.
- Kris Hoellen, The Conservation Fund
- Bill Jenkins, EPA Region 3
- CJ Lammers, Maryland—National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Prince George’s County
Lodging & Meals:
Lodging is available at NCTC for $144/night, which includes a full meal plan.
Registration & Contact Information:
Registration Deadline: February 14, 2014!
For more information, contact Margarita Carey (304) 876-7924 / firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is offered by: The Conservation Fund, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / National Conservation Training Center and the USDA Forest Service.
Event LocationNational Conservation Training Center (NCTC)
698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
A shuttle service runs from the Dulles International Airport in Sterling, VA on Sundays and back on Fridays.
For further information, go to the NCTC Shuttle Information page.