Big Move #8: Healthy Urban Ecosystem

TARGET: Increase Kamloops’ urban forest canopy cover to 20% by 2030 and 30% by 2050 to enhance our forests’ carbon storage capacity and support biodiversity. POLICY OPTIONS: 8A - Urban Forests for Climate Cooling Monitor tree protection regulations on private and public lands Expand urban tree canopy targets to include private land Develop native plant standards for public and private land Ensure access to public green space with trees and shade 8B - Protect and Heal Nature Develop local carbon offsetting program linked with biodiversity and conservation Develop City and regional biodiversity corridors and ecosystem strategy 8C - Green Infrastructure Integrate green technologies and natural vegetation (e.g. rain gardens) with infrastructure upgrades on public land
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