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Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series

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Join us for our monthly webinar series!
Second Wednesdays | 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

The Forest Service’s Urban Forest Connections webinar series brings experts together to discuss the latest science, practice, and policy on urban forestry and the environment. These webinars are open to all. Archived webinar presentations and recordings will be available at this site.


This seminar series is presented by the Forest Service’s National Urban Forest Technology & Science Delivery Team.

Next Webinar

October 8, 2014 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET

What California Climate Policy Means for Urban Forests
Chuck Mills, Grants Program Manager - California ReLeaf
John Melvin, State Urban Forester - California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Greg McPherson, Research Forester - USDA Forest Service

California’s climate change policy is having a profound impact on the science, planning, and practice of urban forestry. California’s 2014-15 State Budget includes $42 million to the state forestry agency, CAL FIRE, of which 42% is for urban and community forestry from cap-and-trade auction revenues. These funds provide new opportunities to address inequities in tree canopy, enhance the capacity of local programs, and increase the resilience of urban forests. The funds also come with higher expectations for effectiveness. Our speakers will present examples of how new policies, research, partnerships, and programs are changing urban forestry in California.

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Future Webinars

November 12, 2014 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Tree Risk Assessment for Municipal Officials
Paul Ries, Oregon Department of Forestry
Jerry Mason, Mason and Stricklin, LLC

Past Webinars

Urban Forests for Human Health and Wellness
September 10, 2014
Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington
Teresia M. Hazen, Legacy Health

Questions, Feedback and Webinar Updates

We would like to hear from you! Contact us to share your feedback, ask questions, request special accommodations, or to sign up for future webinar notices and updates.

Educational Credits

We are seeking 1.0 CEUs with the International Society of Arboriculture for each webinar. Please check back for updates on other continuing education opportunities.