KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY
Even though you hear it everywhere, each community is unique – especially when it comes to something as complex as introducing new forestry practices into existing programs.
Every community tries to shape its future – often through a whole suite of planning processes. Individually and together, these plans can shape how, and where, urban forestry practices can be seeded and grow.
Nothing happens in a community without a critical mass of people behind it. That’s especially true for green initiatives – where professionals from different disciplines and public alike come together to make their places more vibrant, vital, and verdant.
There’s no clean slate. All communities are subject to local, regional, or state programs that guide or dictate zoning, development, building codes, transportation infrastructure and, yes, stormwater. But that’s not all.