Forestry and Natural Resources Commission (FNRC)

Steward Nature: Updating Natural Resource Plans Coming Soon. With input from you, Arlington County will be updating its Urban Forest Master Plan and Natural Resources Management PlanLearn more.

The Forestry and Natural Resources Commission (FNRC) provides the County Board with advice and recommendations to improve the health and sustainability of Arlington’s urban forest and natural resources. 

The Commission charge includes:
  • Programs and policies for the maintenance and enhancement of trees and other natural resources on public property.
  • The preservation or restoration of trees, other native vegetation, biodiversity, and ecological sustainability in conservation areas, parks, and other County owned natural areas.
  • The preservation and enhancement of trees, other natural resources, and natural features associated with development and infrastructure improvement projects on public and private property. 

The FNRC shall coordinate education and outreach activities, such as Tree City USA, Arbor Day, and the Tree Canopy Fund Grant Program to foster the preservation and enhancement of trees, native plants, and natural habitat on private property, which provide biophilic, economic, social, and environmental benefits for the County as a whole. 

To speak at an upcoming meeting, sign up here before 12 noon the day of the meeting. Real time registration will not be available during the meeting.

Commission Documents

Meetings

Meetings take place on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., except for November and December, when they are held on the third Thursday. Meetings are a mix of all virtual and hybrid. Check individual dates for details.

Meetings are open to the public.

2024 Meetings

Date Documents Letters Location 
Jan. 25 Hybrid. Conference room 216 in the Ellen Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd), and online at Click here for meeting link if joining remotely.
Feb. 22  Virtual. Click here for meeting link
Mar. 28 Hybrid. Conference room 216 in the Ellen Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd), and online at Click here for meeting link if joining remotely.
April 25   Hybrid. Conference room 216 in the Ellen Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd), and online at Click here for meeting link if joining remotely.
May 23 Hybrid. Conference room 216 in the Ellen Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd), and online at Click here for meeting link if joining remotely.
June 27

 

Hybrid. Conference room 216 in the Ellen Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd), and online at Click here for meeting link if joining remotely.
July 25   Hybrid. Conference room 216 in the Ellen Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd), and online at Click here for meeting link if joining remotely.
August No meeting in August    
Sept. 26    

Hybrid. Small conference room at the Trades Building (2700 S Taylor St), and online at Click here for meeting link if joining remotely.

Oct. 24     Hybrid. Conference room 216 in the Ellen Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd), and online at Click here for meeting link if joining remotely.
Nov. 21    

Hybrid. Conference room 216 in the Ellen Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd), and online at Click here for meeting link if joining remotely.

Dec. 19      Virtual. Click here for meeting link

 

Past Meeting dates and documents

Additional Resources