City of Courtenay Creates Urban Forest Strategy


City of Courtenay 

Mon, 07/15/2019

The Urban Forest Strategy was created to guide how the city of Courtenay protects and manages trees on public and private land within the Courtenay boundaries. The urban forest includes the collection of trees, vegetation, soil and associated natural processes across the city’s landscape.

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

With the adopted Strategy in place, Courtenay now joins the many other communities around the province who have adopted urban forest strategies to address environmental protection, stormwater management, climate change, habitat protection, and liveability.

The full strategy and consultation reports can be found here.