Urban Forest Management Plan

Planning Phase

Our City's urban forest

Colorado Springs' urban forest — trees along streets, in parks, open spaces, backyards, and across the City — provide many benefits to the City's residents, the environment, and the economy. Urban trees and forests are considered integral to the sustainability of cities as a whole. Yet, sustainable urban forests are not born, they are made. They do not arise at random but result from a community-wide commitment to their creation and management. Urban forests are valuable assets that, if properly managed, will continue to add to the health of the community for generations to come. A thriving and vibrant urban forest cannot be attained without the input and support from the community.

Plan to manage our urban forest

The creation of a new Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) provides a forum for community engagement, a shared vision, and a strategic, long-term road map for the management of Colorado Springs' urban forest resources. The plan is currently in development and will include public input throughout the process. More information about the plan will be posted here as it becomes available.

  • Listen to City Forester Dennis Will talk about the making of the plan on KRCC

More information about the plan will be posted here as it becomes available.

Public engagement

We encourage the community to engage with the draft plan online. Next steps will be shared here as they are available.

Community presentation 

Final UFMP Community Meeting Recording - COS March 2020


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