20YrPlanCoverThis 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:

Project timeline

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)

Draft Plan Public Engagement Timeline:

December 2015- Draft Plan review by GSP Management Team

November 2015 – Completion of Community Survey

October/November 2015- Community Survey opens

September 29, 2015- Table & facilitation of feedback session at GSP Shareholders (Annual Meeting)

September 10, 2015- Seattle Board of Park Commissioners

September 9, 2015- Urban Forestry Commission

September 2, 2015- Update brief to GSP Education and Training Committee

August 3, 2015- Update brief and consultation with Seattle Parks and Recreation Race & Social Justice Change Team

July 2015- Informational sessions with all Neighborhood District Councils

July 1, 2015- Presentation to Urban Forestry Commission

June/July 2015- Completion of GSP Forest Steward Survey

June 2015- Completion of GSP Committee (Partner) Survey

June 9, 2015- Working session with GSP Education and Training Committee

May 19, 2015- Working session with GSP Public Engagement Committee

Are we there yet?

A presentation from our staff as the Partnership turns 10