The City of Snoqualmie and Terra Firma Consulting, with grant assistance from Washington Department of Natural Resources, completed an Urban Forest Strategic Plan in June 2014. The plan was adopted by Snoqualmie's City Council on Junt 9th, 2014.
This plan is a high-level document that sets a direction for the care of Snoqualmie's trees and the ecosystems they are part of (collectively known as "the urban forest"). The plan was the result of several months' wotk with both internal and external stakeholders.
The adopted Mission Statement of Snoqualmie'e Urban Forestry Program is:
Snoqualmie is dedicated to protecting and managing its vibrant urban forest as a cohesive ecosystem, to enhance its environmental benefits and its contribution to community livability, today and for generations to come.
The entire plan can be found here: Snoqualmie Urban Forest Strategic Plan
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The Parks and Recreation Department manages the city's urban forest made up of more than 7,000 trees in parks and along streets on Snoqualmie Ridge alone. They represent a major asset for current and future generations.
Trees provide many benefits to individual citizens and the community, including aiding in air quality, preventing erosion and improving the aesthetics of the community. To find the benefit of a specific tree, test the tree benefit calculator.
For more information on the urban forestry program in Snoqualmie, click on one of the links to the right or call the Parks and Recreation Department at (425) 831-5784.