Green Infrastructure Plan

The Green Infrastructure Plan is a policy document of the Department of Planning and Zoning, which helps prioritize the preservation of the county’s most environmentally sensitive and valuable lands.  Green Infrastructure incorporates all aspects of a healthy ecosystem, including local communities, within a forested network of focal hubs and interconnecting corridors.  Hubs may include large forests and recreational parks with linear corridors of streams and forested trails to connect them, creating a ‘green network’. This network preserves migratory routes for native species of plants and animals, including important pollinators.  Green Infrastructure improves air and water quality in our communities as well as supporting recreation, agriculture, and tourism.