30 11, 2018

DEC Announces $2.24 Million in Urban Forestry Grants Awarded to Projects Statewide

By |2018-11-30T18:52:41-05:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: DEC, Funding, Grants|0 Comments

DEC ANNOUNCES $2.24 MILLION IN URBAN FORESTRY GRANTS AWARDED TO PROJECTS STATEWIDE Funding Supports Tree Plantings and Projects to Protect Air Quality, Water Quality and Natural Resources New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced $2.24 million in grants for urban forestry [...]

13 11, 2018

Watertown’s 17th Annual Fall Planting Event

By |2018-11-20T15:03:47-05:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Funding, Grants, Tree Planting, Volunteers|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volunteers and Watertown City Planner Michael DeMarco (holding stakes) plant a bare root dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) in Cosgrove-Sherman St. Park. Reported by Michael DeMarco, Planner for the City of Watertown and ISA Certified Arborist October 20, 2018 marked the City of Watertown’s 17th Annual Fall [...]

8 07, 2018

Trees for Tribs Grant Funding! Apps Due Sept 7, 2018

By |2018-07-08T10:08:33-04:00July 8th, 2018|Categories: DEC, Funding, Grants|Tags: |0 Comments

DEC Announces $525,000 in Grant Funding Available to Improve Water Quality Through Tree Planting Projects 07/03/2018 DEC Announces $525,000 in Grant Funding Available to Improve Water Quality Through Tree Planting Projects Streamside Plantings Improve Wildlife Habitat, Protect Water Quality and Increase Resiliency New York State Department of Environmental Conservation [...]

28 04, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Announces $2.2 Million in UCF Grants

By |2018-04-28T22:38:52-04:00April 28th, 2018|Categories: Arbor Day, Awards, Funding, Tree City USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

Also in this update from the Governor’s office: DEC Honored with 10-Year Achievement in Sustainable Forest Management Status for Forest Certification Student and State Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced Highlighting Albany’s 16th Year as a Tree City USA Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced $2.2 million [...]

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 [...]

21 03, 2018

Manuel Alarcon is 2018 Recipient of Helen Sternberg Cutler Memorial Scholarship in Urban Forestry

By |2018-03-21T22:24:43-04:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Funding|Tags: , , |0 Comments

By Lewis Cutler I am pleased to announce that Manuel A. Alarcon, a senior at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), was awarded the Helen Sternberg Cutler Memorial Scholarship in Urban Forestry for 2018. He will be graduating with a BS in Forest [...]

15 03, 2018

City Forest Credits (Formerly Urban Forest Carbon Registry) Update

By |2018-03-15T21:32:55-04:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Carbon, Funding, Innovative Projects and Programs, Nonprofits|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

  By Mark McPherson, Director, City Forest Credits A year ago, I wrote for the Council blog about the Urban Forest Carbon Registry, a non-profit organization based in Seattle. The Registry developed the first-ever Tree Preservation Carbon Protocol that enables urban forest preservation projects to earn carbon [...]

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. [...]

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