The Treasure Valley Canopy Network (Network) is comprised of public and private sector professionals who recognize the value that an urban forest provides for citizens of the Treasure Valley. Professionals from a variety of sectors makeup the network, including: transportation, water, air, natural resources, urban forestry, academia, economics, sustainability, rural conservation and development and energy.
The Network recognizes (1) the benefits that the urban forest provides through: ecosystem services to our communities – clean air, clean water, reduced residential energy use during peak summer months, stormwater treatment; and (2) benefits realized by our citizens – enhanced livability and economic development in our city centers, increased residential property values, shade during the heat of summer months.
The Network contributes to regional efforts linked to: infrastructure, economy and community. Through an open forum, we seek opportunities, solutions and funding to support sustainable development and management of the urban forest resource – contributing to the prosperity of communities and citizens of the Treasure Valley.