21 12, 2019

Congress Passes FY20 Spending Bill with Increase for UCF

By |2019-12-21T09:52:00-05:00December 21st, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Funding, Urban Forestry in the News|Tags: |0 Comments

The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) keeps us posted on the federal funding for UCF. There’s good news in this year’s update. They say, “These gains (and level funds) don’t happen in a vacuum. Thank you all for your work this year to help us spread awareness [...]

20 06, 2019

David Moore’s Advice to Budding Urban Foresters

By |2019-06-20T13:41:50-04:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Awards, Municipal Forestry Insitute, NYC, Organizational News|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

David guest speaking for an urban forestry class at SUNY-ESF (College of Environmental Science & Forestry). Seven Considerations for Budding Urban Foresters   By David Moore, Senior Tree Supervisor, City of Oakland, California Photos Courtesy David Moore NYSUFC Past President (2015-2017) David Moore, 34, is [...]

16 06, 2019

Federal Policy/Funding Update from Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition

By |2019-06-16T13:43:52-04:00June 16th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Funding|Tags: |0 Comments

  The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) is doing superbly effective advocacy work to ensure that urban forestry is adequately funded on a federal level. Check out their updated website, a fact sheet about who they are and what they do; and the following funding policy update. [...]

27 04, 2018

Federal Urban Forestry Policy & Funding Update

By |2018-04-27T05:30:51-04:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Funding|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Courtesy Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) Testimony Submitted for FY 19 Budget The SUFC Policy Working Group recently submitted testimony to the House and Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittees urging support and funding for U.S. Forest Service, EPA, and National Park Service programs related to urban forests. The Working Group also submitted testimony to [...]

27 03, 2018

2018 Omnibus Bill Contains Good News for our Urban Forests

By |2018-03-27T05:42:16-04:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Funding|Tags: |0 Comments

Calls, emails, letters, and in-person visits to federal legislators by advocates for Urban and Community Forestry have paid off! You'll recall President Trump's proposed FY 18 Budget zeroed out funding for UCF. Citizens and UCF advocacy groups sprung into action to educate our representatives in Congress about [...]

17 02, 2018

An Important Book for this Challenging Moment

By |2018-02-17T12:27:33-05:00February 17th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Funding, History|Tags: , , |0 Comments

As mentioned in the previous post, Jill Jonnes’s heralded 2016 book, Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape, is a key resource for educating and inspiring ourselves, our fellow citizens, and our legislators as we seek to protect our urban forests. Here’s a review. [...]

17 02, 2018

President Trump’s FY19 Federal Budget Cuts UCF to Zero

By |2018-02-17T10:11:10-05:00February 17th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Funding|0 Comments

Even as the FY18 federal budget picture for UCF is unclear, President Trump's FY19 proposed budget zeroes out urban and community forestry. We who treasure this world of endeavor--urban forestry--are charged with communicating its value (economic and intangible) to our legislators, and to do so year-round. We can [...]

31 01, 2018

Impact of State Forestry Agencies & UCF Reaffirmed by NASF Survey

By |2018-01-31T22:47:45-05:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Funding|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The 2016 National Association of State Foresters (NASF) Survey, “State Foresters by the Numbers,” shows that even as the funding for Urban and Community Forestry through state agencies has declined, the number of communities served has gone up. In 2016, overall funding support for state forestry agency [...]

23 01, 2018

NYC Parks’ Liam Kavanagh Brings Big-Picture Discussion to Council Board

By |2018-01-23T21:52:06-05:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Funding, Grants, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits, NYC, Organizational News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

NYC Parks Commissioner Liam Kavanagh. Photo by Michelle Sutton, from 2016 SMA Conference 2016 Last month, NYC Parks First Deputy Commissioner  Liam Kavanagh came and spoke with the Council Board at their meeting at the NYSDEC Region 2 office on Long Island. Commissioner Kavanagh discussed three [...]

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