Since each management plan is unique to the location for which it’s developed, the people who review and contribute to the plan come along with the territory.
It’s not always easy to identify the stakeholders of a project, especially those impacted indirectly. In this case, stakeholders could be anyone impacted by trees in an urban area: residents concerned about quality of life, elected officials, city staff, private and business landowners. Seek input from a variety of stakeholders to develop a common vision and to review progressive versions of the plan.
Stakeholders may include concerned citizens, large private landholders, and green industry professionals, such as arborists, commercial growers, landscape contractors, and engineering professionals.Regional groups may be important stakeholders for linking the efforts of neighboring communities for action on larger geographic and ecological issues.
Regional groups may be important stakeholders for linking the efforts of neighboring communities for action on larger geographic and ecological issues.
Answer the following questions on the downloadable form:
- Who are the key people and groups that are impacted and/or that can help?
- Are these people aware of urban forestry, community concerns, and the specific needs of the area to be planned?
- Is awareness/education of stakeholders needed?