Truckee Meadows(Reno, Sparks and Washoe County) Urban Tree Canopy Assessment
The Truckee Meadows Urban Canopy Assessment was funded through an American Reivestment and Recover Act grant, that was passed to Nevada Division of Forestry from the U.S. Forest Service.
With just under 5% regional tree canopy cover, it is apparent that the urban forest of the Truckee Meadows is in its infancy but that development patterns are adding trees and canopy cover to the area. Trees from new development, good tree care, and other tree planting will be needed to substantially increase canopy cover and associated ecological and economic benefits. This study provides many opportunities for education, management and planning. With residential areas comprising the majority of canopy, educating on the benefits of urban trees will be a cost-effective means to advancing urban forestry. As in other urbanized areas, trees are a fabric of the community in the Truckee Meadows and can thrive with proper planning, management, education and advocacy.
Interactive PDF Maps (Very Large Files)
For more inf0rmation regarding the project, please contact:
Forest Stewardship and GIS Coordinator
2478 Fairview Drive Carson City, Nevada 89701