For your inspiration – some good examples of Urban Forest Management Plans and UF Strategic Plans

We have seen an exponential increase in the research and resulting documentation of the Ecosystem Services benefits our urban trees can provide with a resulting increased interest in quantifying those benefits and in expanding the Urban Forest resource.

In order to establish a basis for quantifying and /or expanding, we have tended to look at canopy cover as a way to determine the Urban Forest’s extent. That 2-dimensional measurement of the resource only provides a small sampling of essential data and the criteria necessary to adequately manage the Urban Forest resource.

We have selected as an example of a criteria-based approach, a Strategic Management Planning scenario adopted by Canada, first through a national Canadian Urban Forest Strategy, initiated in 2006, followed by a sampling from communities across the breadth and depth of Canada that have adopted the national call to action and created  their own community-oriented versions of Urban Forest Strategic Management Plans.

Examples of Urban Forest Management / Strategic Plans

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