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Community Input Requested on Proposed Urban Forest Strategic Plan

Released on Thursday, February 22, 2024

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The City of Fort Collins Forestry Division invites community members to attend an open house on Saturday, March 2 to discuss proposed initiatives of the Urban Forest Strategic Plan, Rooted in Community. The open house will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Harmony Library (4616 S. Shields St.).

In October 2023 the Forestry Division hosted two community open houses and shared an online survey seeking the community’s participation. As a result of these engagement efforts, approximately 1,000 community members shared their feedback with the City which was compiled for consideration for the final plan draft. Now, the City seeks to engage the Fort Collins community once again to share findings and gather additional input ahead of the Council Work Session scheduled for March 26 and plan finalization.

“We’re thrilled to once more invite the community to join us in shaping the future of our urban forest,” says Kendra Boot, City Forester. “This open house is a great opportunity for residents to learn about the progress we have made based on their feedback and to provide additional insights as we finalize the strategic plan. We look forward to engaging with the community and ensuring that their voices continue to be heard about the trees in Fort Collins.”


Community members are invited to get involved in the Rooted in Community Strategic Plan by attending the open house on Saturday, March 2. During the open house, attendees will discover outcomes of previously collected community feedback, learn about proposed initiatives, and share feedback to contribute to the finalization of the strategic plan.

The community is welcome to drop-in at the open house anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Brief, formal presentations will be given at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for those who are interested in a more detailed overview of the draft proposal. A children’s activity table, bilingual materials, and language access services will be available at the event, as well.

For more information about the Rooted in Community Strategic Plan, visit