Community Forestry Plan and Tree Cover Goal

Posted by Sustainableshader on November - 29 - 2015

Urban Forestry PlanCommunities throughout New Jersey have long recognized the importance of managing and protecting their street tree and woodlands resources. The goal of this Action is to help communities initiate or expand tree management programs by planning and assessing the existing community tree resources through the development of a Community Forestry Management Plan that meets the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP)’s Community Forestry Program standards according to the NJ Shade Tree and Community Forestry Assistance Act (“the CF Act”). Communities need to achieve “Approved Status” through the program by having a current approved Community Forestry Management Plan, and completing annual training requirements which include CORE training and 8 Continuing Education Credits, and submitting an Annual Accomplishment Report. Finally, communities will be asked to identify their current tree cover and to adopt a long-term policy to maintain or expand their tree coverage consistent with state and national recommendations.

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  1. Sustainableshader says:

    The Township is working on an Urban Forestry Plan. Keep an eye here to see how it is progressing and to comment on its progress.

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