Green Infrastructure Services

Atlanta skyline

We bring green infrastructure expertise to land use planning across the country, helping industry, community and government leaders achieve lasting benefits in water management, air quality, climate and community livability. Among our services, we:

  • Integrate planning for gray and green infrastructure.
  • Strategically evaluate areas for conservation or development.
  • Offer training and planning workshops.
  • Design effective mitigation solutions.

 

You can get more details on our Projects page. Here are just a few examples:

bridge over Potomac RiverA Maryland Highway Gets Greener

When the Maryland State Highway Administration needed to expand MD 301, a highway that runs through the ecologically-sensitive Chesapeake Bay watershed, we  factored in the environment from day one, minimizing project delays and costs while protecting sensitive areas.

 

Milwaukee open spaceReady for Rain In Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District turned to us to implement a better strategy for managing stormwater. Our “GreenseamsSM” team buys and protects key lands to slow runoff during heavy rains. So far, we’ve protected over 2,200 acres with 28 different local governments, not only reduce flooding but also expanding parks and trails.

 
Nashville skylineNashville Makes New Connections

To keep Nashville’s character intact even as it grows, we developed Davidson County’s first comprehensive open space plan. We mapped every inch of local open space, identified regional connections, held public meetings, organized focus groups and did extensive research to create a plan with 27 actionable recommendations for this one-of-a-kind place.

 
Lurie Garden in ChicagoChicago Considers 250 Members, 2M Acres — And 1 Wild Plan

Chicago Wilderness, a regional alliance, turned to us to help refine their strategy for conserving more than two million acres across the region. We convened a diverse group of stakeholders, developed detailed maps and identified key strategies for protecting areas with high conservation value.

CONTACT

Will Allen
Will Allen Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 967-2248
wallen@conservationfund.org

Director of Strategic Conservation Planning Will Allen helps metropolitan areas, rural communities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and the military identify and protect our most important lands.  He holds a M.R.P. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Urban Studies from Stanford University.