URBAN FOREST PLANNING

Our multidisciplinary team offers progressive expertise in urban forest planning. We have developed urban forest strategies and plans for numerous municipalities in BC and beyond. We constantly evolve and innovate our approach to meet the unique needs of each community using  the latest science and best management practices. Our approach incorporates a strong understanding of urban forest policy and management practices. We take advantage of advanced inventory techniques including LiDAR and remote sensing land cover mapping, quantification of urban forest canopy and tree metrics and targets. Most planning projects include extensive  engagement with staff and the community stakeholders. . Our work on the City of New Westminster’s Urban Forest Strategy won the 2017 Canadian Institute of Planning Award for Planning Excellence in Natural Systems Planning.

  • Urban forest management plans

  • Urban forest development plans / precinct plans

  • Urban forest planting guidelines & best practices

  • Implementation plans & measures of success

  • Urban forest canopy inventories

  • Ecosystem service assessments (itree)

  • Regulatory policy / context review

  • Community consultation, visioning & goal setting