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Lancelot “Capability” Brown, the British landscape architect attributed with the creation of the “park landscape” was once asked to take on a project in Ireland.  He famously declined, saying, “I’m not yet finished with England.”  Brown’s statement stemmed from his notion that each of his projects was not separate from his other work, but rather each of the parks he was creating was part of a larger system of interconnected green space.

Today, the Conservation Fund is taking up Brown’s mantle with its promotion of the idea of green infrastructure, which it defines as “a network of natural areas and open spaces that conserves ecosystems, helps sustain clean air and water and provides many other benefits to people and wildlife.”  With its Strategic Conservation Toolkit, the Fund is providing guidance to agencies at all levels to balance land protection and development.

To learn more about how we here at Field Sport Concepts are helping our clients develop their own green infrastructure, please check out our site at  And if there are any topics you’d like to see covered on our blog, we’d love to hear from you!

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