SFEI is partnering with the City of East Palo Alto, the non-profit urban forestry group Canopy, and Hort Science to develop an Urban Forest Master Plan for the city. The project is funded by the CalFire grant “From Gray to Green: An Urban Forest Master Plan for East Palo Alto.” This innovative plan will update the street tree inventory, create a revised tree removal permit policy, and evaluate the potential to improve ecosystem services, ecological resilience, and adaptation to climate change. Canopy will plant 100 trees at the end of the project in the city.


Megan Wheeler
Programs and Focus Areas: 
Software Engineering
Geographic Information Systems
Resilient Landscapes Program
Urban Nature Lab
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