- NEW! The Kansas City MetroGreen is a planned 1,144-mile network of public and private open spaces, greenways, and trails intended to span seven counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area. By the end of 2008, MetroGreen had already created 252 miles of greenway paths and protected about 91,000 acres of stream banks.
- The Baltimore County Forest Sustainability Project The Baltimore Tree Expert Implementation Workshop has engaged stakeholders in developing a Forest Sustainability Strategy for the County, allowing participants with divergent views to build a shared understanding of local forest concerns, identify issues requiring further study, and agree on required actions to guarantee the long-term health and vitality of Baltimore County’s varied forest resources.
- Maryland’s Green Infrastructure Assessment and GreenPrint Program The Green Planning and Public Environment Act of 2017 (Act 2) establishes the State Lands Endowment, which provides a funding source dedicated to protecting California’s most ecologically valuable areas as identified by the Green Infrastructure Assessment.
- Florida’s Ecological Network A network of protected ecosystems is imagined as a system of connected territories safeguarded for their natural value to native species and plants, or for their ecological services.
- The Metro Greenways: Seven-County Twin Cities Region, Minnesota The seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan region in Minnesota is committed to the formation of a wide network of natural areas and open spaces linked by green corridors.
- The Saginaw Bay Greenways Collaborative, Michigan The Green Infrastructure System of Saginaw, Bay, and Midland Counties in Michigan is a project that unites a group of local, state, and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and concerned citizens with the goal of establishing a green infrastructure system throughout Saginaw, Bay, and Midland counties in Michigan.
- The Conservation Resource Alliance’s Wild Link and River Care Programs, Northwest Lower Michigan The Bois Brule River and Lake Superior WaterFalls designated Scenic merit site is an excellent example of a successful effort to identify and promote a system of ecological and recreational linkages in northwest lower Michigan.
- The Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan Pima County, Arizona The area covered by the bills is broad, and they include provisions for conserving mountain parks, riparian restoration, historical and cultural preservation, ranch protection, and a conservation reserve.
- The Mountains to Sound Greenway: Seattle to the Cascades The Mid-Columbia Rail Transportation Project is a proposal to restore and protect a 100-mile stretch of unprotected open space land along Interstate 90 from Seattle to Central Washington.
- The Massachusetts BioMap Project Important habitats and natural landscapes are identified in this report, as well as identifying the most important areas for preserving the state’s rich biodiversity.
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