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Chapter 3: Implementation

initiate a Plan revision. Any revision will require the Urban Forestry Board to solicit recommendations from the Parks and Recreation Board and the Environmental Board and will require City Council approval prior to implementation. In addition, Departmental Operational Plans shall be reviewed by the Urban Forestry Board as they are developed and prior to their implementation. After twenty years following the Austin Urban Forest Plan adoption, a required revision of the Austin Urban Forest Plan shall be initiated by the Urban Forestry Board with assistance from the City of Austin Urban Forester. This revision should take into consideration broad changes in the community, changes and predictions in regional climate, and new or anticipated threats to the urban forest. Reporting: The Urban Forester will develop an annual State of the Urban Forest Report to update the status and trend of the Performance Report Card as well as Departmental progress on developing Departmental Operational Plans to address the Policy Elements. Public Input: Much of the public input received for Austin’s Urban Forest Plan is tactical in nature. In many instances, specific geographic areas or management practices are mentioned. Because the Austin Urban Forest Plan is a broad, strategic document that is not intended to spell out specific changes to operations performed by City Departments, much of the public input received for the Plan shall be shared with City Departments and shall be used to guide the development of Departmental Operational Plans. The Departmental Operational Plans shall be developed and reviewed by the Urban Forestry Board as they become available. The Board shall provide input and at those meetings the public shall have the opportunity to provide citizen comment.

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Profile for Austin Urban Forestry Program

Austin's Urban Forest Plan: A Master Plan for Public Property  

Today, urban forests are increasingly considered an element of a much larger green infrastructure network. Within this network, the urban fo...

Austin's Urban Forest Plan: A Master Plan for Public Property  

Today, urban forests are increasingly considered an element of a much larger green infrastructure network. Within this network, the urban fo...