The STEW-MAP process, developed by the USDA Forest Service, provides officials and civic leaders a unique tool to identify and characterize the many organizations that promote environmental conservation in their communities. Knowing who’s doing what, how and with whom can amplify the impact of urban forest initiatives. This report on stewardship networks in New York City exemplifies the type of work to date undertaken by 17 communities.
STEW-MAP in the New York City region: survey results of the Stewardship Mapping and Assessment Project. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-189. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 69 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/NRS-GTR-189.View Resource Download Resource
For information about conducting a STEW-MAP appraisal of local stewardship groups in your community, click here.