Urban Forest Strategy Workshop
The City of Courtenay is inviting the public to provide input on the vision, goals and future of Courtenay’s urban forest. Attend one of two upcoming public workshops:
- Monday, June 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, or
- Tuesday, June 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: Native Sons Hall, lower level
360 Cliffe Avenue in downtown Courtenay
Both workshops will cover the same materials. Pre-registration is not required.
An online survey will be posted at www.courtenay.ca/urbanforest following the workshops and will remain open throughout the summer.
The goals of the Urban Forest Strategy are to:
- establish baseline information about Courtenay’s urban forest
- develop a community-informed vision
- identify strategies and actions to achieve the vision
An Urban Forest Strategy is a planning tool that identifies opportunities and challenges for trees and forest stands on public and private land. The City’s strategy is expected to set a canopy cover target for the community as a whole, and for specific areas and land uses. The canopy cover target will inform which areas should be a priority for tree protection, and in which areas replanting would be beneficial.
The City has engaged the services of Diamond Head Consulting, a firm specializing in this type of work. Results of aerial photo analysis and data collection of Courtenay’s urban forest will be shared at the workshops.
The draft strategy is expected to be available for public review in the fall.