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2014 Oregon Urban & Community Forestry Conference

Getting the Community Into Community Forestry

Thursday, June 5, 2014 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

In recent years, our ability to measure and monitor the benefits of the forests in and around our cities has increased significantly. Concern for diminishing habitat, increasing invasive species, and realizing the benefits of being around trees has motivated city residents to become engaged with local environmental science efforts and natural resource management as never before. The theme of this conference is about increasing the “deep engagement” of city dwellers with the “forests where they live.” By empowering them to make thoughtful natural resource decisions and getting involved with local biological monitoring, tracking and measuring efforts, urban dwellers are becoming more articulate and dedicated advocates for the trees in our communities. This conference begins with a keynote by an expert on tree advocacy, and highlights the efforts of several nonprofit groups to manage the natural resources where they live. After lunch, we will learn about the newest canopy and urban forest measurement technologies, the efforts that are being made to keep the destructive Emerald Ash Borer out of Oregon, youth training in arboriculture and how communities can determine the fate of public lands. You will come away from this day inspired to organize and take action on behalf of your community’s trees. –Allan Wells, President

 Further details and online registration can be found by visiting:  http://oucfc2014.eventbrite.com/

 


Off Campus
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Road
Portland
OR
$85 before May 16, $95 after May 16
PNW-ISA
503 874 8263
infor at pnwisa.org
Pacific Northwest Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture
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