Green Planning means crafting the vision, goals, and strategies in your community’s planning documents to conserve priority habitats and species as development occurs.
Two ways local governments can engage in green planning are:
Creating a conservation plan involves six basic steps:
City of Raleigh Comprehensive Plan - Section C.6, 'Wildlife Habitat Protection and Preservation', in the Environmental Protection section of Raleigh’s Comprehensive Plan outlines policies and actions to guide the City’s future efforts in conserving and maintaining “priority” wildlife habitat and species identified in the North Carolina Wildlife Action Plan.
Village of Schaumburg, Illinois Biodiversity Recovery Plan: --Part of the Village of Schaumburg’s Comprehensive Plan, the Biodiversity Recovery Plan guides the community’s efforts to preserve, restore, and maintain biodiversity within the community.
Orange County 2030 Comprehensive Plan - Chapter 6 of the Orange County Comprehensive Plan provides examples of goals and objectives that address conservation of priority natural areas and wildlife habitat.