Rooted in Community: Urban Forest Strategic Plan

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The City of Fort Collins Forestry Division is working on the City's first-ever Urban Forest Strategic Plan (UFSP), Rooted in Community.

The primary objectives of the Forestry Division are to sustain a safe, healthy, and resilient urban forest through frequent and sound management practices. The UFSP will be an all-inclusive 20-year vision of managing Fort Collins’ community trees, refining existing forestry divisional goals, identifying new goals based on best practices in urban ecology, arboriculture, and urban forest management, planning and preparing for a changing climate now and in the future, and making actionable recommendations to achieve these goals.

After outreach and public engagement feedback was received through various tactics, staff and consultants are now working on a draft of the UFSP. The draft will be posted on the Our City page in July for review and comment from the public before adoption by City Council.

About the Urban Forest Strategic Plan

The goals of the Urban Forest Strategic Plan are:

  • To communicate the social, economic, and environmental value of the urban forest
  • To prioritize equity in service delivery, ensuring that the most vulnerable and underserved communities benefit from a healthy tree canopy
  • To plan for proactive tree planting and care of the urban forest
  • To identify funding goals and strategies for the Fort Collins urban forest
  • To identify and propose improved and enforceable public policy for the protection of community trees
  • To build a culture of trust and partnership between Fort Collins residents and the institutions that serve or interact with the urban forest
  • To address rising temperatures in the built environment and adaptation needs for a changing climate

This plan will help guide the future of Fort Collins' urban forest, which includes the preservation, maintenance, and expansion of trees throughout the community.

The City of Fort Collins Forestry Division is working on the City's first-ever Urban Forest Strategic Plan (UFSP), Rooted in Community.

The primary objectives of the Forestry Division are to sustain a safe, healthy, and resilient urban forest through frequent and sound management practices. The UFSP will be an all-inclusive 20-year vision of managing Fort Collins’ community trees, refining existing forestry divisional goals, identifying new goals based on best practices in urban ecology, arboriculture, and urban forest management, planning and preparing for a changing climate now and in the future, and making actionable recommendations to achieve these goals.

After outreach and public engagement feedback was received through various tactics, staff and consultants are now working on a draft of the UFSP. The draft will be posted on the Our City page in July for review and comment from the public before adoption by City Council.

About the Urban Forest Strategic Plan

The goals of the Urban Forest Strategic Plan are:

  • To communicate the social, economic, and environmental value of the urban forest
  • To prioritize equity in service delivery, ensuring that the most vulnerable and underserved communities benefit from a healthy tree canopy
  • To plan for proactive tree planting and care of the urban forest
  • To identify funding goals and strategies for the Fort Collins urban forest
  • To identify and propose improved and enforceable public policy for the protection of community trees
  • To build a culture of trust and partnership between Fort Collins residents and the institutions that serve or interact with the urban forest
  • To address rising temperatures in the built environment and adaptation needs for a changing climate

This plan will help guide the future of Fort Collins' urban forest, which includes the preservation, maintenance, and expansion of trees throughout the community.

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Map Our Trees

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Tell us more about the trees in Fort Collins! 

Click the plus (+) icon on the left, then drag and drop categorized pins to tree locations in town. 

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Page last updated: 12 Jun 2024, 02:19 PM