25 01, 2022

Taking Nature Black Faith-Based Roundtable: Feb 10th, Hosted by USFS and Audubon Naturalist Society

By |2022-01-25T17:33:20-05:00January 25th, 2022|Categories: USFS, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Taking Nature Black Faith-Based Roundtable: Feb 10th, Hosted by USFS and Audubon Naturalist Society

  Join Audubon Naturalist Society and the U.S. Forest Service's Office of Urban and Community Forestry for the first Taking Nature Black Faith-based Roundtable: Grounded in Faith, Rooted in Nature. This compelling discussion will happen virtually, via Zoom, Thursday, February 10, 2:00 – 3:30 pm and is FREE and open to the public. [...]

24 03, 2021

Urban and Community Forestry Grants from the USDA Forest Service Apps due April 16

By |2021-03-29T00:37:52-04:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Grants, USFS|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Urban and Community Forestry Grants from the USDA Forest Service Apps due April 16

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service is making $1 million available via its 2021 Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program. Applications Due: April 16, 2021 Eligible Entities: city or township governments, county governments, and others The USDA Forest Service Urban & [...]

23 02, 2021

Where Women Choose to Walk: Paths to Improving Cities and Nature Series Underway

By |2021-03-23T01:17:42-04:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Essays and Reflections, Events, Innovative Projects and Programs, USFS, Webinars & Online Workshops, Women in Urban Forestry|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Dr. Adrina Bardekjian and Liza Paqueo are fabulous speakers and facilitators. >>> The monthly discussion series, “Where Women Choose to Walk: Paths to improving cities and nature,” is open to everyone at no cost. Participants are from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds ranging from the global north [...]

30 10, 2020

Beattra Wilson’s Steadfast Path: An Urban Forestry & USDA Forest Service Journey

By |2021-02-27T23:05:59-05:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Environmental Equity, Essays and Reflections, Innovative Projects and Programs, USFS|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Beattra Wilson opened the 2018 Partners in Community Forestry Conference in Irvine, California with her plenary presentation. A Steadfast Path: My Urban Forestry and USDA Forest Service Journey By Beattra Wilson, Photos Courtesy of the Author Beattra Wilson began her career with the USDA Forest [...]

28 09, 2020

Urban Tree Monitoring: Tracking Long-Term Tree Survival, Growth, and Health from USFS

By |2021-02-27T23:06:31-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: USFS|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Urban Tree Monitoring: Tracking Long-Term Tree Survival, Growth, and Health from USFS

  The Forest Service has released several new products that offer guidance on how to track the long-term health of trees in your community. Using this guidance will help inform tree maintenance and management programs and support the research community in studying trends in tree growth and [...]

28 09, 2020

Millions, Billions, and Trillions – Do You Have the Tools to Keep New Trees Alive?

By |2021-02-27T23:06:31-05:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Tree Planting, USFS, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Millions, Billions, and Trillions – Do You Have the Tools to Keep New Trees Alive?

Free webinar: October 14, 2020 | 1:00-2:15pm ET Millions, Billions, and Trillions - Do You Have the Tools to Keep New Trees Alive? Michelle Johnson, USDA Forest Service Rich Hallett, USDA Forest Service Rachel Holmes, The Nature Conservancy

31 07, 2020

Urban Canopy Can Be a Matter of Life or Death

By |2021-02-27T23:06:53-05:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Health Outcomes, i-Tree, Research, USFS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Urban Canopy Can Be a Matter of Life or Death

An article by USDA Forest Service research scientists Michelle Kondo and colleagues in the journal Lancet Planetary Health created a global buzz in reporting results of a new citywide health impact assessment of achieving a 30% canopy cover goal in the City of Philadelphia. If done at a neighborhood scale [...]

2 06, 2020

Your Input Sought on a Possible New Urban Forest Certification Standard

By |2021-02-27T23:07:24-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Sustainable Forestry Initiative, USFS, Webinars & Online Workshops|Comments Off on Your Input Sought on a Possible New Urban Forest Certification Standard

From David Sivyer, Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager for the Eastern Region of the U.S. Forest Service  Greetings Urban and Community Forestry Program Managers and friends, Urban and community forests are a significant resource in North America and are likely to continue to increase in significance [...]

2 06, 2020

Managing Forests in Cities

By |2021-02-27T23:07:25-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Natural Areas in the Urban Forest, USFS, Webinars & Online Workshops|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Managing Forests in Cities

The past few months have highlighted the importance of parks and nature in cities. Urban natural areas are critical as refugia, protecting biodiversity and mitigating the impacts of climate change all while contributing to the health and wellbeing of nearby residents. However, natural areas are threatened by [...]

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