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Urban Forest Management Program: UFMP + SIP
The Urban Forest Management Program is the culmination of almost 6 years of planning, public engagement, and analysis resulting in the a comprehensive plan for managing the City’s urban forest resource. An urban forest is defined as all of the trees and woody shrubs growing within an urban area. The backbone of the Program, the Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP), further delineates the publicly-managed trees along streets, in parks, and at City facilities as the community urban forest.
The UFMP is the policy guide for managing, enhancing, and growing trees in the City of Sammamish over the next twenty (20) years. The Plan includes long-range goals to promote resilience, species diversity, and sustainable canopy cover. and includes goals and objectives around Urban Forest Sustainability, Efficiency in Municipal Operations, and Community Collaboration and Engagement.
The UFMP was adopted by the City Council in November of 2019 and soon after, staff, with consultant support from Davey Resource Group, began developing a Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP is a set of three tools used to implement the goals identified in the UFMP and facilitates the development of biennial workplans that guide the City’s urban forestry work. Those three tools are:
On July 6, 2021, the City Council approved the 2021-2022 Urban Forest Management Workplan and the Strategic Implementation Plan.
Urban Forest Management Program Document Center
Urban Forest Management Plan
Urban Forest StoryMap
University of Washington - Sammamish Land and Canopy Cover Analysis
2021-2022 Urban Forest Management Workplan
Implementation Strategies Matrix