I apologize for the late post, but just a reminder that tomorrow is the State Urban Forestry Conference. Unfortunately this year’s conference is sold out. But for those of you who are attending, this years topic includes: Urban Forestry Strategies: Linking People and Landscapes. This event will be filled with guest lectures on how to improve urban forestry in your community with a special guest appearance from Kathleen Wolf from the University of Washington.
The conference will be held at:
World Forestry Center
4033 Southwest Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
For more information please visit: http://oregoncommunitytrees.org/conferences/2013-conference-urban-forestry-strategies-linking-people-and-landscapes/.
Join us at this Spring’s Intertwine Summit being held on Friday, April 26th at the World Forestry Center in Portland, OR. This event will feature a workshop on “Marketing the Benefits of Trees” in your community and will feature special guest Ray Tretheway from the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Also be present to win one of several amazing urban forestry award packages for your community! Show your support for urban forestry in the metro region! As always a happy hour will follow the day’s events.
Register online at www.theintertwine.org.
This map, modified from the Intertwine’s Regional Conservation Strategy, shows the extent of the Portland/Vancouver tree canopy in green.
Through much planning and feedback received from the 2012 Fall Intertwine Summit, the Portland/Vancouver Regional Urban Forestry Strategy project coordinators have developed a team of urban forestry professionals from around the metro region to provide input and assist in developing outreach strategies to move this project forward. Outreach will be focused on three distinct audiences including the public, urban forestry practitioners and community leaders in order to create collaboration around trees in all areas of our community. We are currently working on publishing a regional urban forestry needs assessment survey and are planning the next stakeholder forums and workshops. These will include a poster presentation and lunch session at the upcoming Urban Ecology and Conservation Symposium on February 11th and a workshop on “Marketing and Communicating the Benefits of Trees”at the Spring Intertwine Summit. Please join us at these events to learn more about this strategy and to become further involved in increasing urban forestry efforts throughout the region.
For more information about the Regional Urban Forestry Strategy and to hear updates on what we are currently working on, please join us at the Urban Ecology and Conservation Symposium. This conference will be held on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at Portland State University*. As the symposium, we will we presenting an informational poster as well as a lunch session where we will talk about the strategy in more detail. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved in our efforts to increase urban forestry awareness around the region, we would love to see you there!
More information about the UERC can be found at http://www.uercportland.org/.
* I believe tickets are $20 to attend and includes lunch.
1. What would your agency or organization like to gain from this project?
2. What would you agency or organization be able to contribute to this project?
In order to educate people about our effort, we have created an informational flyer about the project. This flyer will be updated every several months as new events are scheduled. Please feel free to download this flyer and distribute it to others in the community who may be interested in collaborating with us.
Download Urban Forestry Strategy Flyer
Thank you for visiting blogs.oregonstate.edu/urbanforestry. This blog will serve as the collaborative hub for stakeholders and other parties interested in the Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan Regional Urban Forestry Strategy to discuss ideas, share thoughts, give feedback, and highlight events related to this project.
I encourage you to check this sight often as we will be keeping you posted on our progress and notifying you of workshops, forums, and projects that you can participate in. The goal of this project is to create regional collaboration around trees, so I hope that you will participate.
Please check out the other pages for more information about the project, key contacts, and contributors.