Urban Forest Management Plan
The City of Brampton approved its first Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) in August 2022. The UFMP provides strategic guidance intended to maximize the environmental, social, economic and health benefits that trees provide to the community. The plan consists of 36 action items, 7 guiding principles and 14 objectives focusing on 5 strategic goals, serving as ten year guide aiming to preserve and enhance Brampton's urban forest.
Brampton 2040 Vision
The Brampton 2040 Vision is a strategic plan that conceptualizes how the City of Brampton will evolve until 2040, and sets out seven target visions, including “Vision 1: Sustainability and the Environment” that calls for planting one million trees in the public and semi-public realm of Brampton by 2040 (Action #1-3).
Brampton Grow Green Environmental Master Plan
TheBrampton Grow Green Environmental Master Plan (EMP) aims to conserve, enhance, and balance the City’s natural and built environments to create a healthier, resilient, and environmentally sustainable city. It provides goals, actions, and targets for improving Brampton’s environmental performance in the areas of People, Air, Water, Land, Energy, and Waste. Directions for the urban forest fall within the Land category, such as expanding tree canopy cover by increasing tree planting requirements on new developments, and developing a tree inventory.
Brampton One Million Trees Program
In February 2020, Brampton Council approved the Brampton One Million Trees Program, which calls for the planting of one million new trees in Brampton by 2040.
Natural Heritage & Environmental Management Strategy (NHEMS)
The Natural Heritage and Environmental Management Strategy (NHEMS) outlines a proactive approach to ensure that the abundance of natural heritage and built green spaces found in the city are conserved, restored, connected, and enhanced to support the green diversity and health of the natural and built environments. The goals, objectives, and actions support the maximization of ecosystem structure, function, and services.
Natural Heritage Restoration Program
TheNatural Heritage Restoration Program (NHRP) was established to restore and naturalize areas within the natural heritage system, parks, and infrastructure to address the historical conditions and current impacts on the natural heritage system. It focuses on actions to restore currently degraded natural areas to improve their ecological function. The NHRP emphasizes tree planting in public spaces, such as parks, boulevards, and other open spaces as an important restoration method.
Eco Parks Strategy
In January 2020, City Council approved the Brampton Eco Park Strategy. Brampton Eco Park is made up of a network of sustainable urban/green spaces, referred to as Eco Spaces, that better integrate residents with the natural environment. Brampton Eco Park will contribute to the protection and enhancement of the city's urban forest.