20 Year Strategic Plan

20YrPlanCoverThe original GSP Strategic Plan, written in 2006, describes the problems facing Seattle’s forested parklands, the Green Seattle Partnership solution, and how we will implement it.

You can download the PDF (10 MB) to review the entire 20-Year strategic plan.

Curious about Seattle’s Forested Parklands?

Seattle Parks Department recently launched its 10 Year Strategic Plan Update of the Green Seattle Partnership.  The purpose of the update is to evaluate the state of Seattle’s forested park lands since GSP began in 2005 and update the plan so we can continue to achieve GSP’s three main goals:

1.       Restore all 2,500 acres of Seattle forested parklands by 2025.

2.       Establish financial and volunteer resources to provide long term maintenance and ensure the sustainability of forested parklands.

3.       Galvanize an informed, involved, and active community around forest restoration and stewardship.

The process began with an informal survey of the GSP committee members and Forest Stewards. Public involvement will also include presentations to various City of Seattle Boards and Commissions related to the Green Seattle Partnership.  Working closely with GSP and Seattle Parks Staff, we will produce a document which will outline how the program has evolved since inception, celebrate its successes and create a vision for reaching 2025 and beyond.  The plan will identify areas for opportunity, outline how the vision and goal will be achieved, and establish community support for our forested parklands beyond 2025. Below is a list of meetings and presentations open to the public.

10-year Update Overview:

Presentation of vision

Community survey responses

Summary of committee survey results

Summary of Forest Steward survey results

Final Plan Timeline for the Update:

TBD – Urban Forestry Commission & Seattle Board of Park Commissioners

TBD –Metropolitan Parks District Oversight Committee (tentative)

Coming Soon: Draft Plan Public Engagement Timeline

Are we there yet?

A presentation from our staff as the Partnership turns 10

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