Better Ground


How to Build Sustainable Capacity

Acquiring seed funding for projects is one thing, but building and supporting capacity for a sustainable and healthy community forest requires stable funding. Collaboration amongst all stakeholders often leads to demonstrating how green infrastructure can be maintained and enhanced with interdepartmental and initiative funding, as well as through infrastructure and utility fees.

Considerations about Funding

  • Consider alternative funding sources to replace or supplement general fund and increase certainty and capacity with efforts.

  • Look to other departments who manage and/or benefit from forests such as Public Works (roads, stormwater), Parks (open space).
  • Explore critical community priorities for financial support, such as Sustainability Initiatives or Climate Action Plans.

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