Green Infrastructure

River Kayak
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Green infrastructure is an interconnected network of protected land and water that sustains air and water resources, maintains natural ecological processes, supports native species, and contributes to the health and quality of life of the people in our communities. Traditionally, the development process has focused primarily on the construction of gray infrastructure, such as roads and utilities. By identifying the existing green infrastructure, communities can assist decision-makers in making more informed land-use and development decisions.
Regional Green Infrastructure Fact Sheets

Regional Green Infrastructure Brochure

Ecological Base Model Fact Sheet
Forest Economics Model Fact Sheet
Cultural Asset Model Fact Sheet
Protected Lands Layer Fact Sheet
Agricultural Model Fact Sheet
Watershed Layer Fact Sheet

Regional Green Infrastructure Maps

These base maps incorporate growth and development and/or other data sets since the original VCLNA models were released in 2007.  RRRC staff encourage overlay mapping with other data sets of local and/or regional importance with these base maps.

Ecological Cores Base Map | jpeg
Forest Economics Model Map | jpeg
Cultural Assets Model Map | jpeg
Agricultural Model Map | jpeg
Watershed Model Map | jpeg