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We help communities identify their conservation priorities and goals, recommend high impact, cost- effective implementation strategies, and help build the capacity of communities to fulfill their conservation visions. Through the use of maps, GIS modeling, and determining the economic benefit of ecosystem services, we evaluate areas for land protection and stewardship while identifying opportunities to integrate planning for green and gray infrastructure.


The Science of Strategic Conservation: Protecting More with Less

The Science of Strategic Conservation: Protecting More with Less

Billions have been spent on land conservation but too little attention had been paid to how cost-effective these investments...
Lake County Green Infrastructure Strategy

Lake County Green Infrastructure Strategy

About halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, on the shores of Lake Michigan, lies Lake County. Rich with prairies, wetlands,...
Green Infrastructure Vision for Cameron County, Texas

Green Infrastructure Vision for Cameron County, Texas

Up until now, Cameron County, Texas, has been a hidden gem of nature-based tourism located deep in the Rio...
Finding the Flint River

Finding the Flint River

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is best known for a few things: its title as the world’s busiest airport, its...
Saginaw Bay Watershed Initative Network

Saginaw Bay Watershed Initative Network

The largest watershed in Michigan, Saginaw Bay is located between the thumb and forefinger of Michigan’s “mitten” on the...
Sustaining Urban Waters in the Southeast

Sustaining Urban Waters in the Southeast

Thanks to the generous support of the Pisces Foundation, we are pioneering a new approach to how two growing...
Green Infrastructure Plan for Nashville

Green Infrastructure Plan for Nashville

Located in Davidson County, Tennessee, Nashville is a uniquely beautiful place, defined by the wide and winding Cumberland River...
Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative

Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative

As the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina continues to grow, development threatens to cover valuable land in the Upper...
Mt. Baldy, Los Angeles

Mt. Baldy, Los Angeles

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, look north to the San Gabriel Mountains and you’ll see Mt. Baldy,...
Atlanta Green Space Assessment

Atlanta Green Space Assessment

In 2005, the City of Atlanta was losing 500 acres of open space each week to development. Historically, the...
Strategic Conservation for the Loxahatchee River Watershed

Strategic Conservation for the Loxahatchee River Watershed

For decades, Florida has been experiencing tremendous growth. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Florida is likely to surpass...
Optimizing Environmental Stewardship: Maryland Route 301

Optimizing Environmental Stewardship: Maryland Route 301

The Maryland State Highway Administration turned to us to identify and evaluate conservation and restoration opportunities in the vicinity...
Ecosystem Services for Houston-Galveston

Ecosystem Services for Houston-Galveston

Greater Houston is America’s sixth-largest metroplex—and growing. By 2040, the Houston-Galveston area is expected to gain 3.5 million people,...
Green Infrastructure Plan for Cecil County, MD

Green Infrastructure Plan for Cecil County, MD

Along Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Cecil County is primarily rural but also smack in the middle of a major metropolitan...
Greening the Crossroads: Central Indiana

Greening the Crossroads: Central Indiana

Good green infrastructure planning can have a major impact on the quality of life for residents of a region. ...
Greenseams® Milwaukee

Greenseams® Milwaukee

More than 1.5 million people live and work in the Milwaukee metro area. As the region grows, with more...
Strategic Conservation for Kona, Hawai

Strategic Conservation for Kona, Hawai'i

The Kona, Hawaii, Community Development Plan provides a strategic framework for guiding future land development and conservation decisions in...
Chicago Wilderness Vision

Chicago Wilderness Vision

An ambitious agenda to create a vibrant green infrastructure of protected and restored lands and waters in the four-state...
An Emerald Necklace for Los Angeles

An Emerald Necklace for Los Angeles

As one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, the Los Angeles region should be a recognized leader in park...
Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition

Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition

The Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition supports the vision of multiple values in conserving a connected green infrastructure network in...