Yahara Canopy Project

Yahara Canopy Project Grant

The UTA is excited to announce that it recently received funding through a 2016 DNR Urban Forestry Grant to launch the Yahara Canopy Project. The Yahara Canopy Project will analyze relationships between the urban canopy and watershed and develop a pilot planting program intended to enhance the water quality benefits of our trees.

We are currently developing canopy models with a suite of programs available through I-Tree, which is public urban forestry software. By looking closely at the relationships between our water and trees, we hope to attach value to the benefits of the canopy.

We are equally glad to have partnered with The Clean Lakes Alliance on this work. Over the last several months, we’ve been meeting extensively with not-for-profits and governmental departments concerned with water and watershed quality.

We look forward to sharing our findings as the work evolves. Please be in touch with questions or thoughts you have about the project. Also, check back here for updated maps as work progresses.