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Natural Resources Advisory Committee

About

The City of Tampa Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) was accepted as the Strategic Plan for the management of Tampa's Urban Forest in November 2013. This is a plan with a 20-year planning horizon, defining criteria, performance measures, and alternatives for action. To ensure continued progress and implementation of the plan, it calls for the creation of a Natural Resources Advisory Committee (NRAC), which will consist of a balanced representation of members from a variety of government, business, and neighborhood interests.

Note:  The City Planning Department is proud to welcome the management of the Natural Resources Advisory Committee and the Urban Forest Management Plan to its portfolio of planning programs.  We are working to update the plans and processes to advance the progress in protecting the urban canopy and natural resources.  We are also working on ways in which to better inform our community and provide ways in which you can support our objectives.  We appreciate your patience during our transition.

Purpose

Address issues to promote government efficiency by annually reviewing the Urban Forest Management Plan audit and making recommendations on the alternatives for action to be addressed to the Planning Department.

Description

The Natural Resources Advisory Committee is comprised of a variety of government, business and neighborhood interests.  Members of the Committee represent a range of backgrounds and perspectives, including certified arborists, developers, neighborhoods and economic development organizations.  Committee members must be a resident of the City of Tampa, and in general…

  • Embody the values of the community with respect to natural resources conservation and protection;
  • Represent the interests of all stakeholders in an objective manner;
  • Have no conflicts that would interfere with participating on the Committee;

The Natural Resources Advisory Committee meets twice per year to review progress on the Urban Forest Management Plan.  Operating as a sunshine committee, meetings are publicly noticed and minutes are posted on City Planning Department webpage.

The City Planning Department is currently completing the audit of the Urban Forest Management Plan.  Once the audit has been published the Natural Resources Advisory Committee will be convened.  Please check back for the meeting schedule...

Next Meeting

Meeting Minutes and Presentations

Background Information

Staff

Brian Knox, Natural Resources Coordinator, brian.knox@tampagov.net

Contact Us

City of Tampa Natural Resources Advisory Committee

1400 N. Boulevard, 3rd Floor

Tampa, FL 33607

Or send directly to NRAC@tampagov.net