The Moving Edge: Accomplishing Strategic Conservation Planning through a Green Infrastructure Approach

Washington, DC (February 8, 2008)- In this session, participants will learn how to engage in strategic conservation to achieve healthier, more sustainable communities. In this session, Kendra Briechle of The Conservation Fund will discuss green infrastructure, a strategic watershed approach to prioritizing conservation areas.

Participants will also hear from CJ Lammers, Supervisor of Environmental Planning at Prince George’s County, Maryland. Lammers will share how Prince George’s County implemented a County-wide green infrastructure plan and will discuss the hurdles and benefits of the County’s approach.
Nancy Ailes, Executive Director of the Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust, will discuss her experience with green infrastructure and land conservation in communities in rural West Virginia, an area of the country that is facing rapid changes in development patterns. Through this session, participants will learn how to use green infrastructure as a tool to inform land use decisions, build consensus among diverse interests, and meet local needs through a framework for conservation and development.
Stephanie Bertaina, Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Forest Service, Cooperative Forestry
Kendra Briechle, Manager, Center for Conservation & Development, The Conservation Fund
CJ Lammers, CA, MURP, Supervisor, Environmental Planning Section, Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
Wink Hastings, Landscape Architect, National Park Service, Chesapeake Watershed Assistance Program
About New Partners for Smart Growth
The 2008 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Washington, DC, hosted attendance of more than 1300 people from across the country for three full days of presentations, discussions, and information sharing. The conference was produced by the Local Government Commission (LGC), with support from a very impressive and multi-disciplinary group of partners and sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies.
Related Resources:
7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities