This plan discusses the benefits of trees and forests in urban areas, the current state of Charlottesville’s forests, the people and programs that manage them, and proposed goals and actions to protect, enhance, and expand the urban forest and to promote staff, business, and citizen awareness and stewardship.
The Austin Urban Forest Plan: A Master Plan for Public Property establishes a broad scoped, long-range vision for Austin’s public urban forest. It provides a framework for the City of Austin to use as a guide for managing the public urban forest over the next 20 years. Implementation began in 2014 and the plan includes a road map to reach the comprehensive vision. Each City department that interacts with trees on public property will develop their own tailored Departmental Operational Plan.
This is a step-by-step how-to guide for creating a watershed management plan. This case study looks at how urban, rural, and riparian forests are critical to protecting water quality and reducing flooding in watersheds. Sustainable urban forest ecosystems provide benefits to not only the waters of a community, but also to the overall quality of life. Trees are a community’s green infrastructure, yet watershed councils are often unaware of how much of a role urban forests play in providing watershed benefits.