A Greenprint is an inventory of a community’s natural, agricultural, and historic resources worthy of protection.  In Morgan County and the City of Madison, the Greenprints identify important resources like springs, historic farmhouses, productive agricultural lands, scenic roads, important gateways, greenspace buffers, etc.  Because the citizens drove the Greenprinting process, the inventory represents public opinion about what is important to save for future generations.

A Greenprint can help a community make informed decisions about how to grow while preserving character, opportunities for recreation, clean water, environmental health, and quality of life.  Morgan County’s 2004 Greenprint and the City of Madison’s 2009 Greenprint both began with community engagement and resulted in protection of many of the identified “preservation opportunities.”  Click here to see a selection of those protected places.

The Madison-Morgan Conservancy was instrumental in the creation of both greenprints and is currently working to update Morgan County’s Greenprint.

 2004 Morgan County Greenprint

 2004 Morgan County Greenprint Map

 2004 Morgan County Greenprint Guide

 2009 Madison Greenprint

 2009 Madison Greenprint Map

 2009 Madison Greenprint Guide