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. Until September, meetings will be virtual, and will become a mix of Virtual and Hybrid meetings. Check individual dates for details.

Meetings are open to the public.

2022 Meetings

Date Documents Letters Location 
Jan. 27    Virtual. Click here for meeting link
 Feb. 24  Virtual. Click here for meeting link

 

 Mar. 24  

 

Virtual. Click here for meeting link

 

 April 28  Virtual. Click here for meeting link

 

 May 26

 

 Virtual. Click here for meeting link

 

 June 23  Virtual. Click here for meeting link

 

 July 28    Virtual. Click here for meeting link

 

 August  No meeting in August    
 Sept. 22     Hybrid. Conference room 715 in the Ellen Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd), and online at Click here for meeting link if joining remotely.

 

 

 

 Oct. 27      Virtual. Click here for meeting link

 

 Nov. 17     Hybrid. Conference room 715 in the Ellen Bozman Government Center (2100 Clarendon Blvd), and online at Click here for meeting link if joining remotely.

 

 Dec. 15      Virtual. Click here for meeting link

 

 

2021 Meetings

Date Documents Letters
Jan. 28
Feb. 25
Mar. 25
April 22
May 27
June 24
July 22  
August No meeting in August
Sept. 23
Oct. 28
Nov. 18
Dec. 16

 

2020 Meetings

Date Documents
Jan. 23
Feb. 27
Mar. 26
  • CANCELLED
April 23
  • CANCELLED
May 28
June 25
  • CANCELLED
July 23
Aug. 27
Sept. 24
Oct. 22
Nov. 19
Dec. 17

 

Past Meeting dates and documents

Additional Resources