[LA] Louisiana Urban Forestry Council Strategic Plan (2002-2006)
"Louisiana is known all over the world for its lush greenery. Louisiana trees are among the most beautiful in the world. However, Louisiana’s urban forests face many challenges.
For instance, there is an unfortunate lack of knowledge as to the value and benefit of urban forests and in fact there is little understanding as to the meaning of an urban forest or the awareness of their existence. A great need for the education of the citizens and elected officials exists. Outreach efforts are needed to inform the public as to the existence, beauty and value of our urban forests and professional urban forestry management.
"Urban sprawl has affected all areas of the state and there are few growth management initiatives in place among the communities. The urban sprawl is causing a loss of our forest ecosystems. Additionally, few communities have strong landscape and tree preservation ordinances if any at all. Tree preservation landscape ordinances and evaluation of urban forestry programs would be beneficial to the state."
B. Stine (Editor)
State U&CF Coordinators, State U&CF Program, U&CF Program Development, Urban Forest Council
Strategic plan, Five year plan, NGO, Urban forest council, 5 year plan