A Model for Urban Forest Sustainability (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.
Clark, James R.
P.O. Box 754
Pleasanton, CA 94566
USDA Forest Service
630 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Model Municipal & Volunteer Programs , None
Urban Forest Management