Door County Greenprint

The Door County Greenprint was developed to assist the County and other regional conservation organizations in protecting key open spaces and natural resources in the County. This is a collaborative effort that will require active involvement and contribution by County staff, the Door County Natural Areas Group (NAG), and other regional advisors.  The Greenprint is a GIS modeling tool that will allow for identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and tracking critical lands for regional resource protection.
Year Published2015
Landscape ContextInland
Housing DensityRural
Funding TypePublic
Habitat FocusForest, Wetlands
Organizations InvolvedThe Trust for Public Land, Door County Planning Department, Door County Soil & Water Conservation Department, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, US Fish and Wildlife, and Door County Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
ValuesWater Quality, Open Space/Habitat, Biodiversity
Stakeholder InvolvementStakeholders were involved throughout.
Planning ProcessThe planning process followed the below stepwise process:

Step 1: Project coordination and goal-identification working session with Steering Committee
Step 2: Model design
Step 3: Data collection
Step 4: Model implementation
Step 5: Model presentation and refinement
Step 6: Project report development
Step 7: Model delivery and web-based conveyance
Step 8: Model delivery, including GIS data
Desired OutcomesThe Greenprint aimed to protect habitat for native plants and animals; restore landscape connectivity; and protect water quality.
What It AccomplishedOver $2 million has been raised or leveraged directly or indirectly in relation to this plan, and some individuals and municipalities have used the Greenprint website to enhance information available to the public and development-related decisions.