Urban Forest Master Plan Task Force Meeting

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday, April 25, 2019

NEW LOCATION! CRLS Main Cafeteria - 459 Broadway

Catherine Woodbury, cwoodbury@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4818

The City is developing an Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP) that will guide the development of the urban forest into the future. The UFMP will include a strategic plan to evaluate, maintain and expand the urban forest canopy enabling it to be more resilient to climate change, reduce the urban heat island effect, mitigate stormwater runoff, reduce nutrient runoff, and contribute to the community well-being. The UFMP will coordinate with the efforts of the citywide comprehensive plan (Envision Cambridge) and the Climate Change Preparedness & Resilience Plan.

The consultant team will present a cost/benefit analysis of their recommendations, provide information on their investigation into Cambridge’s canopy loss, and present results of planting strategies on the urban heat island model.

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