Urban Forest Master Plan

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The City of Burlington is seeking community input to help develop an Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP). The Urban Forest Master Plan will update and replace the Urban Forest Management Plan created in 2010. The new Master Plan will provide the strategic direction to manage the urban forest in response to new challenges related to urban development, climate change and extreme weather, and invasive pests. Specifically, the UFMP will provide:

Baseline information on the current state of Burlington’s urban forest

A long- term vision for the urban forest

Updated goals, recommendations, and targets

Operational

The City of Burlington is seeking community input to help develop an Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP). The Urban Forest Master Plan will update and replace the Urban Forest Management Plan created in 2010. The new Master Plan will provide the strategic direction to manage the urban forest in response to new challenges related to urban development, climate change and extreme weather, and invasive pests. Specifically, the UFMP will provide:

Baseline information on the current state of Burlington’s urban forest

A long- term vision for the urban forest

Updated goals, recommendations, and targets

Operational plans to guide implementation

Visit this page between June 8 to June 29 to provide your input. Please subscribe to this project page to stay up-to-date.

  • Urban Forest Master Plan Information Meeting now available to view

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    The June 8 recording of the PIC meeting and Q & A are now available. It can also be found on this page in the document library. To enable the closed captioning, hover over the video and select the CC icon.


  • View the interactive Urban Forest Story Map

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    Visit the interactive Urban Forest Story Map: View data, graphics, and maps that highlight the current state of Burlington’s urban forest.

    Don't forget to complete the survey to help shape the urban forest vision and strategic directions for the Urban Forest Master Plan

  • Opportunities for public input are now available!

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    Take the Burlington Urban Forest Master Plan survey to help shape the urban forest vision and strategic directions for the Urban Forest Master Plan. The survey is approximately 15 minutes in length, and we will be open until June 29, 2022.

    Submit places in Burlington where you value the urban forest and places where you would like to see it improved along with a photo of the location. Find out what other people think by clicking the points on the map. We will be collecting your urban forest locations until June 29, 2022.

    Attend the first online public information centre on June 8th, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. to learn more about Burlington’s state of the urban forest and ask questions about the Burlington Urban Forest Master Plan. The public information centre is hosted via Zoom and pre-registration is required.

    Visit the interactive Urban Forest Story Map: View data, graphics, and maps that highlight the current state of Burlington’s urban forest

  • Public Engagement on the Burlington Urban Forest Master Plan

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    Public engagement for the Burlington Urban Forest Master Plan will begin on June 8, 2022. Engagement objectives for this project are to:

    • Inform the public about the status of the urban forest, the many benefits the urban forest gives to the community, and the current challenges and opportunities for urban forest management.
    • Involve the community in developing a long-term vision for the urban forest and goals for its management.
    • Consult the community to find opportunities to preserve and protect, grow, and improve the health of our urban forest.

    We want to hear from you! Visit this page between June 8 to June 29 to provide your input. Save the date to attend our virtual public information centre on June 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to learn more about the state of Burlington’s urban forest.


Page last updated: 30 Jun 2022, 02:51 PM