Urban Forest Management Plan

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The Halifax Regional Municipality is in the process of updating its 2013 Urban Forest Master Plan. The new Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) will guide the management of the urban forest until 2034 through a period of rapid community growth and changing climate. The municipality wants your input to establish a collective vision and values. The updated UFMP will include:

  • baseline information on the current state of Halifax’s urban forest
  • a long-term vision for the city’s urban forest
  • program goals, recommendations and targets
  • operational plans, policies and specifications to support the plan’s implementation

There will be two phases of public engagement during the development of the UFMP. The first phase of engagement took place in February 2024 to inform the plan’s vision and goals.

The second phase of engagement will happen late spring of 2024 to collect feedback on the draft new UFMP. To stay up to date with the project, please subscribe for project updates.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of public engagement and the online survey. The survey is now closed. The municipality will be seeking additional feedback in the late spring of 2024. Following public engagement, staff will review and consider the feedback provided, draft the new UFMP plan and present it to Regional Council for final review and approval.

Keep an eye on this page for updates on the second round of public engagement!

Look for updated key dates for details.

The Halifax Regional Municipality is in the process of updating its 2013 Urban Forest Master Plan. The new Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) will guide the management of the urban forest until 2034 through a period of rapid community growth and changing climate. The municipality wants your input to establish a collective vision and values. The updated UFMP will include:

  • baseline information on the current state of Halifax’s urban forest
  • a long-term vision for the city’s urban forest
  • program goals, recommendations and targets
  • operational plans, policies and specifications to support the plan’s implementation

There will be two phases of public engagement during the development of the UFMP. The first phase of engagement took place in February 2024 to inform the plan’s vision and goals.

The second phase of engagement will happen late spring of 2024 to collect feedback on the draft new UFMP. To stay up to date with the project, please subscribe for project updates.

Get involved

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of public engagement and the online survey. The survey is now closed. The municipality will be seeking additional feedback in the late spring of 2024. Following public engagement, staff will review and consider the feedback provided, draft the new UFMP plan and present it to Regional Council for final review and approval.

Keep an eye on this page for updates on the second round of public engagement!

Look for updated key dates for details.

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Share places where you value the urban forest and places where you would like to see improvements. Explore the places contributed by others by clicking on points on the map. We will be collecting your submissions until early March 2024.

On this map, you can add pins to share locations where you value the urban forest or where you think it needs improvements. Add as many as you want.

Please make sure to describe why you value the urban forest at this location or how you think it should be improved. You can also upload a photo to show the locations you are describing.


CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded. Thank you for your participation. Stay tuned for an engagement summary coming soon.