Creating Green and Sustainable Lands

The built landscape can be designed and maintained in an environmentally-friendly manner, while also saving money and time.  Sustainable lands are those that balance the needs of people and communities with natural resource protection.  Learn more about green and sustainable landscapes through the resources on this site.


Conferences and Bus Tours

Practical, hands-on information is essential when designing and maintaining a sustainable landscape. Through the use of conferences, workshops and bus tours, this information is shared with the public. Learn more about it by viewing the many presentations and other materials posted here.



Need additional information to get started on your own sustainable landscape? A variety of publications on sustainable land design and management are available to download here.



Green Grants Program

DCNR is seeking grant applications that incorporate designs and practices that protect the environment and our natural resources. More information about the program can be found here.


Case Studies

Throughout the state many landowners and developers are choosing sustainable practices for the design and maintenance of their properties. Examples of schools, parks, residential neighborhoods, industrial areas and more are available here.



Other Resouces

Many organizations are involved in the green and sustainable movement. Here are links to other useful websites.