How to estimate future forest cover in a watershed. “ Watershed forestry is the use of forests and the practice of forestry to protect, restore, and sustain water quality, water flows, and the health and function of watersheds.” (WFAP federal register). “Urban Watershed Forestry”.
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How to estimatefuture forest coverin a watershed
“Watershed forestryis the use of forests and the practice of forestry to protect, restore, and sustain water quality, water flows, and the health and function of watersheds.” (WFAP federal register)
“Urban Watershed Forestry”
“Urbanis ….well….urban - developed and developing areas”
Step 1. Conduct a Watershed Leaf-Out Analysis
Step 2. Develop forest cover goals and objectives for the watershed
Step 3. Identify existing forest and reforestation opportunities
Step 4. Conduct a field assessment of existing forest and reforestation opportunities
Step 5. Prioritize existing forest and reforestation opportunities
Step 6. Develop recommendations for meeting forest cover goals
Tree canopy: layer of leaves, branches and stems that cover the ground when viewed from above.
Forest cover: area of land that is classified as forest.
Graphic source: Goetz et al 2003
Parcels intersect with buildings so they are selected as “developed” parcels
No buildings. Parcels not selected
Future forest cover on buildable land (estimated using land cover coefficients): 600 acres
Current forest cover on unbuildable land: 639 acres