History, Vision, Strategy and Partners of AFP

Origins

In 2000, the Alamo Forest Partnership was established to jointly sponsor an Urban Ecosystem Analysis for the Bexar County region and to plant and conserve trees. CPS Energy spearheaded the group which consists of representatives from the City of San Antonio (COSA), Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG), Texas Forest Service, San Antonio Water System (SAWS), Department of Defense (DoD), National Park Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, University of Texas at San Antonio, along with non-profit organizations such as San Antonio Trees, Bexar Audubon Society and Neighborhood Resource Center. Visit our Urban Ecosystem Analyses page for more information on these studies.

Benefits of AFP Programs

Increasing urban tree cover through appropriate tree species and placement of new planting will provide benefits that can be measured in ecological, social and economic terms. These benefits include:

  • Cleaner air through ozone reduction and particulate removal.
  • Carbon sequestration which helps mitigate global warming.
  • Reduction of stormwater runoff and flooding.
  • Cleaner water in creeks, rivers and lakes.
  • Direct energy savings in the summer months, reducing power plant loads and associated air pollution.
  • Habitat for native wildlife and migratory birds.
  • Improved local climate.
  • More pleasing community aesthetics.

Vision

Our vision is to reverse the trend of a diminishing forest in order to establish and maintain a healthy forest ecosystem in a community cognizant of trees.

Strategy

Our strategy for achieving our mission is to create opportunities for businesses, governmental agencies, community groups, and volunteers to plant trees, conduct educational event, and maintain a tree inventory.

Partners

A l a m o    A r e a   C o u n c i l   o f   G o v e r n m e n t s   [A A C O G]

C P S   E n e r g y

C i t y   o f   L e o n   V a l l e y

C i t y   o f   S a n   A n t o n i o

G a r d e n i n g   V o l u n t e e r s   o f   S o u t h   T e x a s

K e e p   S a n   A n t o n i o   B e a u t i f u l ,   I n c .

S a n   A n t o n i o   A r b o r i s t   A s s o c i a t i o n

T e x a s   M a s t e r   N a t u r a l i s t s ,   A l a m o   C h a p t e r

S a n   A n t o n i o   W a t e r   S y s t e m 

T e x a s   A & M   A g r i l i f e   E x t e n s i o n   S e r v i c e

T e x a s    A & M   F o r e s t    S e r v i c e

T e x a s   N u r s e r y   L a n d s c a p e   A s s o c i a t i o n

Alamo Forest Partnership | c/o Mark Bird | Cliff Morton Development and Business Services Center | 1901 S Alamo St | San Antonio TX 78204 | (210) 207-0278