NonProfit and Community Groups

Your community greening and urban forestry consulting partner with software and services

Your Urban Forestry Guide

For nonprofit and community groups

 

Give your nonprofit program an upgrade. Improve education and outreach, become more competitive for grants, and back management decisions and stakeholder engagement with compelling data by working with our urban forestry consulting professionals and software.

Execute successful resident engagement and volunteer planting programs by tracking, quantifying, and communicating urban tree plantings, canopy coverage, and ecosystem impacts. We have worked with urban forestry nonprofits across the world on planning, citizen forestry initiatives, and custom software applications. With clear visualization, your stakeholders and citizens will be informed and engaged while you grow your community forest.

Urban Forestry guide for nonprofit and community groups from PlanIT Geo

4 Elements of a Healthy Urban Forestry Program

Supporting and guiding urban forestry nonprofit and community groups

Volunteers & Community Engagement 

Getting the whole organization on the same page (and the same map) simplifies operations and supports engagement.

Measure & Communicate Impact

Supporting your messaging and advocacy with numbers brings a relatable and measurable context to the conversation.

Funding & Budgets

Multiple funding sources allow nonprofit organizations to better utilize resources and be more resilient to budget fluctuations.

Monitoring Trees & Green Assets

Tree inventories and canopy assessments establish baseline urban forest conditions and spotlight underserved areas.

 

PlanIT Geo can…

Community Engagement & Volunteers

I need my urban forestry program to…

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Have volunteers easily track their activities (planting, watering, young tree pruning)

N

Partner with community groups already established in the community

N

Have a clear advocacy pathway for staff/volunteers to support local involvement

N

Have public resources for connecting with city officials, community members, and project partners

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Visualize projects and track volunteer progress with TreePlotter INVENTORY software

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Empower volunteers with workshops and training

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Engage the public with consumable resources, including factsheets, reports, and websites

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Track all work with unlimited software users and multiple access levels

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Grow a shared understanding between community members, municipal staff, and volunteers through data

Measure & Communicate Impact

I need my urban forestry program to…

N

Quantify and demonstrate the value of our efforts in the community

N

Engage elected officials with clear goals and messaging

N

Grow advocates for the urban forest by communicating ecosystem benefits

N

Be an educational conduit for urban forestry and greening to local residents

 

 

PlanIT Geo can…

Measure the environmental impact of your nonprofit
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Measure the ecosystem benefits of trees and project the benefits of future plantings

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Quantify the public health impacts of greenspace with NatureQuant data solutions

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Facilitate workshops between nonprofit, city, and interested stakeholders for actionable planning

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Overlay canopy data with socioeconomic information to identify and prioritize planting areas

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Demonstrate the impact of planting efforts with public-friendly Community Engagement Maps

Funding & Budgets

I need my urban forestry program to…

N

Have diversified and sustainable funding sources, in addition to local grants

N

Be prepared to act quickly and competitively on grant opportunities

N

Have clearly identified goals and outcomes to maximize budget, impact, and return on investment

N

Support well-paying jobs

 

PlanIT Geo can…

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Identify alternative funding sources, like carbon credits and wood reuse

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Assist with grant applications

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Identify green job opportunities

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Develop evidence-based and compelling stories to take to donors

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Identify nature deprived patches in low socioeconomic areas to obtain funding for targeted impact

 

 

PlanIT Geo can…

Monitoring Trees & Green Assets

I need my urban forestry program to…

N

Be well informed of the condition and location of public trees through an updated inventory

N

Understand and advocate for sustainable tree canopy cover targets

N

Focus tree plantings and maintenance in underserved areas

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Create informative reports and maps of trees and canopy cover

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Advocate for tree preservation plans and ordinances to meet canopy goals

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Expert tree inventories from ISA Certified Arborists

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Identify nature deprived patches in underserved areas

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Priority planting plans designed specifically for your goals and resources

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Affordable, actionable data and maps on existing and historic canopy

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Implement and track progress towards canopy goals

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Consultative support for tree preservation plans and ordinance updates

Your Community’s NatureScore™

Measuring the health impacts of greening in your communities

NatureScore measures the predictive health impacts created by the quantity and quality of nature in a given area. Urban residents often have limited access to nature, which is a problem because there is a mountain of research connecting nature exposure with positive health impacts. NatureScore provides a way for cities to visualize and act on that connection.

 

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Don’t Just Take it From Us…

“PlanIT Geo™ provides a great solution for those of us who work outside the traditional assessment market.”

urban forest consulting

Robert Seeman, Baton Rouge Green, Director of Operations, Louisiana Community Forests, State Coordinator

Don’t Just Take it From Us…

“PlanIT Geo™ provides a great solution for those of us who work outside the traditional assessment market.”

Robert Seeman, Baton Rouge Green, Director of Operations, Louisiana Community Forests, State Coordinator

urban forest consulting

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Tree canopy assessmetns completed in 15 cities.

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Learn how to improve management planning in this Tree Canopy Virtual Data Summit .

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Hear from two groups on how they are engaging their communities to achieve tree planting initiatives.

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About PlanIT Geo™

At PlanIT Geo, you’ll find a team driven by trees and technology. We are innovators and your partner in community forestry.

We are passionate about the work we do and derive purpose from helping others map and understand the value of nature-based solutions for a greener future.

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