Urban & Community Forestry Plan Update

The city’s Urban & Community Forestry Plan, first adopted in 2007, is due for an update! The City Council established a goal of updating the Plan after an update to the city’s State of the Urban Forest Report was completed in 2022. The purpose of the Urban and Community Forestry Plan is to bring together policies, practices, and plans related to Lake Oswego’s urban forest and serves as a planning and policy tool for managing our urban forest. Staff and the project consultant, Dudek, will be conducting public outreach, including a public survey, this summer (2023) with the Plan update scheduled to be completed next spring. You can get involved by subscribing to the project email list at https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/newsletter/subscriptions for announcements and updates, select "Urban & Community Forestry Plan Update". More information about upcoming events, including the online survey, will be posted on this project webpage or you may contact the Planning Department at planning@lakeoswego.city, or 503-635-0290.

Project Updates: 

Online Public Tree Survey Open through August 20, 2023

The City of Lake Oswego wants your input on how we should take care of our trees! The City's urban forest is made up of a collection of trees that grow on private property, along City streets, and in parks. Lake Oswego is in the process of updating its Urban and Community Forestry Plan (UCFP), which will guide the City and tree care professionals to effectively manage our trees. The success of this management plan relies on the public's input. To ensure the UCFP considers the ideas and priorities of community members, an online survey, is provided for your voice to be heard.



Public Outreach Events in June and August

Stop by the Lake Oswego Urban and Community Forestry Plan (UCFP) booth at these two events in June and August to provide your input! Our goal is to introduce community members to the Lake Oswego Urban and Community Forestry Plan (UCFP) Update, promote the public tree survey, and understand community members’ opinions, perceptions, and considerations about the City’s urban forest. Enter a raffle to win prizes and pick up some swag while you engage in kid-friendly activities and fun!

Stakeholder Focus Group Meetings in July

During the month of July, the project consultant will facilitate eight separate focus group meetings with a wide range of stakeholders in order to elicit meaningful discussion and feedback on the Lake Oswego UCFP update. The focus groups are organized into themed interest groups to better understand community organizations and agencies’ opinions, perceptions, and considerations about the City’s urban forest. The themed groups consist of City Council and Commissions; Arborists and Wildlife and Urban Interface Fire Professionals; Sustainability organizations and SAB board member; Neighborhood Associations (2 focus groups); Natural Resource groups; Parks groups; and Development/builders and businesses.

June 20, 2023 - City Council Briefing/Kickoff

To visit the City Council meeting webpage, use this link: https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/citycouncil/city-council-and-redevelopment-agency-meeting-21


December 20, 2022 - Council Receives Report on State of the Urban Forest

To learn more, use this link:  https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/planning/december-20-2022-council-receives-report-state-urban-forest


Project Details
PP 21-0008
Project Contact: 

Jessica Numanoglu, Interim Community Development Director

Phone: (503) 635-0283

Email: jnumanoglu@lakeoswego.city

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