Strengthening Urban Forest Management in Halifax Regional Municipality
Urban-forest management is a complex enterprise in the 21st century. It is plagued by numerous diverse uncertainties. With this set of projects, as part of our larger program of urban-forest research, we aim to address key uncertainties as identified by HRM’s urban-forestry staff. One project will examine how urban-forest NGOs in Canada can support municipal tree programming. Another aims to develop guidance on conserving urban treenesting songbirds during the breeding season. The third seeks to strengthen the attention to climate change in the next iteration of urban-forest planning in HRM. All three projects will provide critical information to HRM for use in improving the long-term management of its urban forest.