This week a group of policymakers and fire scientists met at the University of Montana to explore ways to address wildland-urban interface fire issues. “Fire is something that affects us all,” said James Burchfield, dean of the College of Forestry and Conservation. “How is it that we’re going to collectively deal with that?“
Oregon State University (OSU) is pleased to announce the availability of two online urban forestry courses during Winter Quarter 2014 (January 6 – March 21, 2014). FES/HORT 350 Urban Forestry is an introductory undergraduate course the covers a wide range of urban forestry concepts and topics, and is suitable for anyone wanting a comprehensive understanding of the urban forestry discipline. FES/HORT 455/555 Urban Forest Planning Policy and Management is an upper level undergraduate/graduate course that offers a detailed look at the complex challenges faced by urban fores
Funded by the UA Green Fund, Linking Edible Arizona Forests is working to harvest many of the olive trees on University of Arizona campus to turn into olive oil. Student and community volunteers spent Veterans Day harvesting the olives.
Once home to 1.9 million people, Detroit now has just 700,000 residents, leaving an estimated 30,000 acres of distressed land. Its rivers are polluted, and its parks are left with no one to care for them. The Conservation Fund’s hallmark approach is based on the idea that for conservation solutions to last, they need to make economic sense. They’ve taken on several projects with the intent to support green businesses and restore Detroit’s green spaces.
Are you ready to take your urban forestry efforts to the next level? Did you know that the Municipal Forestry Institute (MFI) can help take you there? MFI is a one-week intensive experience that covers Leadership, Strategic Planning and Thinking, Collaboration, and Communications.
The next MFI will be held during the last week of February, 2014, at the Lied Conference Center in Nebraska City NE. The registration deadline is coming up on December 1, 2013.
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