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 City has hired HBB Landscape Architecture to assist in this process. With their understanding of the issues and proven ability to facilitate the public involvement process, they will help ensure the update is a success by creating a clear, balanced and accurate document.
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, HBB 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:
Final Plan Timeline for the Update:
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