On October 14-15, 2014 — at the ten-year anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s first urban tree canopy directive — 75 policy makers, program managers and local tree advocates gathered at the Chesapeake Urban Tree Canopy Summit. This Summit kicked-off a process to develop a Chesapeake Bay management strategy and state action plans to meet the tree canopy goal in the new Chesapeake Bay Agreement. At the summit, participants identified and discussed successful policies, programs, and approaches that can be transferred across the region. These discussions covered the importance of local leadership, integration of tree canopy programs into other key local government goals like water quality, and the value of broad partnerships. View the UTC Summit Meeting Summary and the presentations below to learn more.
Joe Gill, Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources, recording
Mayor Jacqueline Goodall, Forest Heights, MD, recording
Meeting our Goals
Finding the Bright Spots: Key State Strategies
Integrating Urban Tree Canopy into Water Quality Goals
Local Innovations in UTC Implementation