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Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series

Urban forest

Join us for our monthly webinar series!
Second Wednesdays | 1:00 – 2:15 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

September 9, 2015 | 1:00-2:15 pm ET

Urban FIA: Bringing the nation’s forest census to urban areas
Mark Majewsky, USDA Forest Service
Dick Rideout / Andrew Stoltman, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Chris Edgar, Texas A&M Forest Service

Last year, the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Inventory & Analysis (FIA) program began developing an urban inventory program in recognition of the need to include urban forests in its nationwide forest census and in response to legislative direction in the 2014 Farm Bill. The FIA program has inventoried the nation’s forests since 1930 – while the program has piloted urban inventory approaches in years past, FIA had never formalized an urban forest approach until last year. This webinar will present an introduction to the new Urban FIA program, key information on Urban FIA methods, and the very latest on efforts currently underway in Baltimore MD, Austin TX, Madison and Milwaukee WI, Providence RI, and other “first” cities. Our speakers will discuss early successes, future developments, and how the U.S. Forest Service plans to work with partners to implement the program across the nation. Mark Majewsky will provide an overview of the FIA program and new urban inventory methods, including differences between urban and rural data collection and synergies with i-Tree Eco. Dick Rideout and Andrew Stoltman will explain how and why the State of Wisconsin is redefining its forest inventory efforts and embarking on a statewide Urban FIA initiative. Chris Edgar will present key findings from Urban FIA work now completed in Austin, TX – the first city to collect and publish a full set of Urban FIA data. Edgar will discuss the importance of seamless rural to urban monitoring, and how Urban FIA data can strengthen urban forest management and advocacy efforts.

See also:
Urban Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA)
The Science and Future of i-Tree: An Urban Forest Connections webinar with David Nowak

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Future Webinars

October 14, 2015 | 1:00pm-2:15pm ET
October 28, 2015 | 1:00pm-2:00pm ET
December 9, 2015 | 1:00pm-2:15pm ET

Past Webinars

Resilient Cities: Strengthening resilience through green space and stewardship
June 10, 2015
Samuel Carter, The Rockefeller Foundation
Lindsay Campbell, USDA Forest Service

The Science and Future of i-Tree
May 13, 2015
David Nowak, USDA Forest Service

Emerald Ash Borer: Status, management options and cost calculators
April 8, 2015
Deborah McCullough, Michigan State University
Cliff Sadof, Purdue University
Richard Hauer, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs: Research, programs and tools
March 11, 2015
Susannah Lerman, USDA Forest Service & University of Massachusetts
David Mizejewski and Naomi Edelson, National Wildlife Federation

Restoring Urban Ecosystems with Trees: Cleaning and greening
February 11, 2015
Ronald S. Zalesny Jr., USDA Forest Service
Richard A. Hallett, USDA Forest Service

Social Networks and Knowledge Systems for Urban Stewardship and Sustainability
January 14, 2015
Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson, USDA Forest Service
Erika S Svendsen, USDA Forest Service

Seeing the Future Forest: CanVis & CommunityVis scenario planning tools
December 10, 2014
Gretchen Riley, Texas A&M Forest Service
Lance Davisson, Treasure Valley Canopy Network

Tree Risk Assessment for Municipalities
November 12, 2014
Jerry Mason, Mason & Stricklin, LLP
Paul Ries, Oregon State University

What California Climate Policy Means for Urban Forests
October 8, 2014
Chuck Mills, California ReLeaf
John Melvin, CAL FIRE
Greg McPherson, USDA Forest Service

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

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Educational Credits

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

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