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A Model for Urban Forest Sustainability (G-5-94-20-095)

Grant Number
G-5-94-20-095

This project created of a working model for sustainable urban forests that included the three critical elements of people, resources and management.

Attaining a goal of sustainable urban forests requires that people in government, business and the community develop and manage their vegetation resources in a responsible manner with a view towards meeting long-term goals. This project described the steps that diverse communities must take in order to attain sustainability. HortScience, Inc., California ReLeaf and the U.S. Conference of Mayors were partners in a comprehensive examination of urban forest management. The project involved establishing criteria for sustainable urban forests, then evaluated those criteria for existing cities and urban forests.

One of the results of this project was creation of a working model for sustainable urban forests that included the three critical elements of people, resources and management. We summarized the model in two publications as well as a workshop at the 1997 National Urban Forest Conference.

Contact
Clark, James R.
Organization
HortScience, Inc.
P.O. Box 754
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Total Project Cost
$ 390,000
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Federal Share
$ 195,000
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Grantee Share
$ 195,000
Year of Award
1994
Year of Expiration
1998
FS Manager
Sonia Tamez
USDA Forest Service
630 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-705-1274
Grant Categories
Model Municipal & Volunteer Programs , None
Sub-Topics
Urban Forest Management
State(s)/Region(s)
National
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