Stormwater Solutions for Green Infrastructure

As our cities and towns grow and develop, we modify our streams, wetlands and hillsides with roads, houses and buildings that cannot absorb rainfall and snowmelt like undeveloped areas. As the rain falls and snow melts on these surfaces, the water runs off and picks up sediment and pollutants and carries them straight to our streams. This runoff can increase flooding, damage streambanks and fish habitat, and pollute streams, lakes and estuaries.

This website provides education and technical assistance on green infrastructure (GI) practices that address these stormwater impacts.  On this website, you will find resources and guidance to help you through each step from selecting the most appropriate green infrastructure Best Management Practice (BMP) for your site, to construction and long-term maintenance.  The resources on this site can be used by everyone from municipalities to private landowners across Oregon and beyond.

Are you new to Green Infrastructure?

The website is organized to guide users through each step of the Green Infrastructure planning, design and implementation process.  The Green Infrastructure Overview section in the right hand navigation bar, contains educational material and case studies of projects from Oregon as well as providing important information to consider when initializing a new green infrastructure project.  The Recommended Resources section contains key information and links to continuing education opportunities, green infrastructure policies and programs, and funding opportunities to support your project.

Ready to Implement Green Infrastructure?

The Implement Green Infrastructure section in the right hand navigation bar, provides technical details of various best management practices, their associated benefits and site constraints.  Tools and resources for specific green infrastructure BMP size, design, construction and maintenance are also included.  Standard details for engineers for several BMPS, and detailed checklists, technical guides and other resources can be found within the Experts Corner section.

Support for this OSU Extension website, content, and tools were made possible through the USDA Forest Service Western Competitive Grant Project.


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