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Amercian Society of Landscape Architects

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) strives to educate the public about and appreciate landscape architecture. On issues such as licensure, the environment, sustainable design, livable communities, surface transportation, historic preservation, and storm water management, among others, the ASLA is an active advocate for the profession.

American Planning Association

The American Planning Association promotes excellence in neighborhood planning, encourages education and citizen empowerment, and provides the tools and assistance required to confront growth and change by advocating for vital communities.

Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc.

Our organization advances the natural and helpful functions of floodplains, as well as their preservation as open space and “green infrastructure.”

Baltimore County, MD – Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management (DEPRM)

The Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection (DEPRM) was founded in 2002 to protect and preserve the natural resources of Baltimore County while also protecting the environmental health of its residents. Following its involvement as a national pilot for the Linking Communities to the Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators project, the County helped develop Maryland’s Green Infrastructure method.

Biohabitats, Inc.

Is a consultancy that concentrates on conservation planning, ecological restoration, and regenerative design.

Campbell County Conservation District

The Campbell County Conservation District’s primary goal is to preserve and restore farmland while also protecting natural lands such as unique forests and riparian corridors.

Catamount Lodge & Forest LLC

Catamount Lodge & Forest LLC manages a 379-acre estate in the Adirondack Park in St. Lawrence County, New York. The property allows families and groups to stay overnight, conduct meetings and activities, as well as enjoy the outdoors.

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) accomplishes its goal to advance knowledge in agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities by distributing and managing public funds.

DC Greenworks

Greenworks is a 501 (c)3 environmental nonprofit in Washington, DC. Our goal is to promote social revitalization through environmental restoration in cities around the world.

Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife is a charity dedicated to the preservation of all native wild animals and plants in their natural environments. We collaborate with local communities, landowners, and government authorities to propose practical solutions that balance wildlife and human needs.


GIS, geospational analysis, and decision-support systems; natural resource-based planning, management plans and permitting; community planning; parks, trails, open space, and cultural facilities planning and design are just a few of the areas where AECOM

Federal Highways Administration (U.S. Department of Transportation)

The current transportation legislation, SAFETEA-LU, encourages consideration of green infrastructure types in transportation planning.

Headwaters Forest Landcare Partnership

The Headwaters Forest Landcare Partnership (HFLP) is a collaboration of public and private organizations in Virginia and neighboring states working together to improve green infrastructure forests in the Blue Ridge region.

Healing Harvest Forest Foundation

The mission of the Northern Forest Foundation (NFF) is to “help save, restore and steward our northern forests through education initiatives.” NFF works to protect and conserve Canada’s boreal forest by promoting best-first single tree selection and animal-powered road skidding as the optimum low-impact extraction technique.

Landcare Center

The Landcare Center is a collaboration of stakeholders dedicated to advancing the landcare movement and industry. Sustainable land management (including agriculture, forestry, landscaping, and related practices) aims to improve the quality of our natural infrastructure.

National Association of Conservation Districts

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the interests of America’s 3,000 conservation districts and their elected officials.

National Association of Regional Councils (NARC)

NARC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association dedicated to the development of multi-purpose, multi-jurisdictional regional councils (RCs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).


NatureServe provides environmental non-advocacy services such as biodiversity, green infrastructure, and integrated planning.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The goal of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is “To conserve, develop and protect New York’s natural resources and environment while also preventing, controlling, and mitigating water, land, and air pollution in order to improve the health, safety, and well-being of citizens throughout the state.”

Online Land Planning

Integrated land planning services are available through Professional Land Design, a firm that specializes in sustainable architecture. Professional Land Design is also an environmentalist who focuses on providing environmentally friendly property design strategies to homeowners throughout the United States.


The mission of the University of California, San Diego is “to advance human understanding, discovery, and welfare through research and education.” We at UC San Diego are dedicated to promoting conversation about the delicate balance between our economy, environment, and society.

Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission (SWMPC) is a planning agency for Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties. SWMPC is collaborating with stakeholders to create a green infrastructure plan for southwest Michigan.

SvR Design Company

The SvR Design Company is a planning and design firm that is at the forefront of environmentally friendly infrastructure.

The Conservation Fund

To assist communities balance environmental and economic objectives through planning techniques that lead to wiser, more sustainable land uses, the Conservation Fund’s Strategic Conservation Program employs a green infrastructure approach—focusing simultaneously on the greatest areas to preserve and develop—to help towns balance ecological and financial goals.

The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) helps communities take action on public parks and land conservation by providing objective advice based on extensive experience, the most up-to-date technology, and analytical methods that have been demonstrated to achieve park and conservation objectives.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – GreenScapes

GreenScapes is a multi-media (materials, water, soils, vegetation, and energy) initiative intended to help homeowners design their own landscape at low cost while also providing long-term solutions for structural landscaping and maintenance.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Managing Wet Weather with Green Infrastructure

The EPA’s Green Infrastructure for Managing Wet Weather program is concerned with using green infrastructure techniques and strategies to handle wet weather, which includes municipal stormwater, combined sewer overflows, and nonpoint source pollution.

United States Botanic Garden

The United States Botanic Garden is one of the nation’s oldest public gardens, under the direction of the Architect of the Capitol. We practice sustainable horticulture, programs and procedures as well as educate the general population on resources and what they can do at home.

USDA Forest Service

The Forest Service promotes and utilizes green infrastructure as a means to link land for the benefit of nature and people.

Water/Land Use Program – Association of Bay Area Governments

The Water/Land Use Program of the ABAG was created to offer vital research, education, and information sharing about the Bay Area’s complicated water supplies and land uses that influence them.