In 2009, Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) - Community Forestry Program, convened a diverse team of Treasure Valley partners to discuss opportunities for addressing challenges facing our rapidly growing communities. These challenges included: clean water, clean air, stormwater management, energy use, economic development, and planned growth.
In 2011, Idaho Department of Lands and its team of Treasure Valley partners were awarded a grant from the US Forest Service to gather key data and contribute solutions toward overcoming these challenges through enhanced planning and management.
In 2013, Treasure Valley partners, working with the geospatial technology firm Plan-It Geo, produced an urban tree canopy assessment and geospatial tools. These data and tools allow planners and managers to develop and manage the urban forest strategically – maximizing benefits and reducing overall costs, resulting in healthier, more vibrant communities.
In 2014, partners formed the Treasure Valley Canopy Network, a group of professionals who serve communities of the Treasure Valley by collaborating on projects and programs that are building and maintaining our urban forest resource.
The Network would like to thank Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) - Community Forestry Program and the USDA Forest Service for providing leadership and funding support for development and coordination of the Network.