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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. Past webinar presentations and recordings are available below.


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

Next Webinar

December 10, 2014 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Seeing the Future Forest: CanVis & CommunityVis scenario planning tools
Gretchen Riley, Partnership Coordinator - Texas A&M Forest Service
Lance Davisson, Coordinator - Treasure Valley Canopy Network

Planning for the future of our communities and community forests requires not only vision and creativity, but effective communication with decision makers. Tools like urban tree canopy assessments and inventories, visualizations, and scenario planning are bridging the gap. In this webinar, Gretchen Riley will share how the Texas A&M Forest Service’s work with CanVis visualization software has literally helped others “see” their vision for proposed plantings and downtown revitalization. Participants will be exposed to the basics of using the software and empowered to think about potential uses. Lance Davisson will discuss a unique partnership in Idaho’s Treasure Valley that is using canopy visualization tools and data to grow the future urban infrastructure of the region. Evolving from a focus on inventory and assessment, the Sustainable Canopy Network is changing the way local communities view the future of their urban infrastructure.

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Future Webinars

January 14, 2015 | 1:00-2:00 pm ET
February 11, 2015 | 1:00-2:00pm ET
March 11, 2015 | 1:00-2:00pm ET

Past Webinars

Urban Forests for Human Health and Wellness
September 10, 2014
Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington
Teresia M. Hazen, Legacy Health
What California Climate Policy Means for Urban Forests
October 8, 2014
Chuck Mills, California ReLeaf
John Melvin, CAL FIRE
Greg McPherson, USDA Forest Service
Tree Risk Assessment for Municipalities
November 12, 2014
Jerry Mason, Mason & Stricklin, LLP
Paul Ries, Oregon State University

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. Suggestions for future webinar topics are welcome.

Educational Credits

International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists are able to earn 1.0 CEU per webinar.

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