The Treasure Valley in Idaho is working to create sustainable forest cover. Our urban forest directly impacts clean air, clean water and our region’s green economy. The Network informs sustainable planning, development and management of this valuable resource.
They work to connect our built and natural environments, innovate through resource-sharing and developing new ideas, and are building sustained efforts to bring the benefits of urban forestry combined with the benefits of good infrastructure investment. They use an open-forum approach pulling in professionals from a variety of sectors to co-create solutions and integrated urban planning.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the global climate crisis and impacts of the global pandemic. As an individual citizen it’s difficult to understand how you can make and impact and where to start. The City of Boise is taking a positive step for a greener future – literally – with this urban forestry project. They have pledged to plant one tree for every household in the city; One seedling for every person in the city.
The City of Boise is leading a new movement for community recovery and climate resiliency with this audacious goal. Together, over the next decade we will plant one tree for every household in the city, that’s 100,000 trees! We also challenge our community to sponsor one seedling for every person in the city in our forests across the state of Idaho.