Environment

Green Infrastructure

Green infrastructure lands are characterized as those that provide infiltration, capture, and uptake of moisture and nutrients with the potential to retain more than they lose. COG’s Green Infrastructure Program examines regional green space and open space land cover types from urban pocket parks to urban agriculture; from small forest plots to large forestlands, meadow and farmland tracts. 

The program produced the first comprehensive regional green infrastructure land cover maps in 2004 using 1999/2000 Landsat imagery.  More recent products include high resolution land cover maps in 2013—using 2011 imagery for a subregion of the District of Columbia and suburban Maryland and Virginia—which demonstrate change in land cover over the eleven to twelve year period.  

News & Multimedia

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    COG Hosts Foresters for Forum on Lyme Disease

    June 9, 2015

    The great outdoors serves as the office for our region’s foresters, farmers, horticultural, and landscape professionals, and tick-borne diseases like Lyme pose...

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    Maryland Passes Landmark Forest Legislation

    April 16, 2013

    Steven Koehn Director/State Forester at Maryland DNR Forest Service Co-Chair American Forest Foundation (AFF) Woodlands Operating Committee and member AFF...

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    COG Declares Regional Drought "Watch"

    September 9, 2010

    Residents and businesses in the metropolitan Washington region are being asked to conserve water.

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    Regional Drought "Watch" Lifted

    April 2, 2008

    Citizens, businesses encouraged to continue using water wisely.

  • News

    Regional Drought Watch Declared

    October 3, 2007

    As unusually dry conditions persist throughout the region, a drought "WATCH" has been put into effect asking residents and businesses to conserve water and help...

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    COG Encourages Wise Water Use and Promotes Drought Awareness

    August 8, 2007

    As temperatures soar and dry conditions are forecasted to persist through August, area residents and businesses are being advised of the importance of water...

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    Commissioner Lovell Makes Appearances as Wayne Water Drop

    August 18, 2006

    Frederick County Commissioner John R. Lovell, Jr. helps promote wise water during a Frederick Keys baseball game August 11.

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