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What California Climate Policy Means for Urban Forests

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

Californiaís climate change policy is having a profound impact on the science, planning, and practice of urban forestry. The Governorís new budget proposal includes $50 million to the state forestry agency, CAL FIRE, of which 36% 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. We will present examples of how new policies, research, partnerships, and programs are changing urban forestry in California.

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What California Climate Policy Means for Urban Forests (PDF)

Chuck Mills
Grants Program Manager
California ReLeaf

John Melvin
State Urban Forester
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

Greg McPherson
Supervisory Research Forester
USDA Forest Service