As the province plans for recovery, the town is beginning to carefully and responsibly bring back services and reopen some public spaces, programs and services. Provincial emergency orders and the town’s physical distancing by-law remain in effect. We must all continue to follow guidelines from Public Health officials.
In 2008, the town's Forestry Section, Parks and Open Space Department delivered the Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan (UFSMP, 2008-2027). The plan identified the main opportunities and challenges of Urban Forestry, provided criteria and indicators to assess the success of existing forestry programs, and provided recommendations and action plans for the town south of Dundas Street. The plan provides recommendations to reach a 40 per cent canopy cover target by the year 2057. Open the 2008 Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan (pdf).
As part of Oakville’s commitment to our urban forest, we have begun a review and update of the UFSMP. This update will outline steps necessary to achieve short, medium and long-term goals for Oakville's urban forest.
In 2012, the Parks and Open Space and Development Engineering departments delivered a North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan (NOUFSMP). To learn more about Oakville's plan to ensure a sustainable and healthy urban forest for the lands located north of Dundas Street, visit the North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan page.