John Rosenow announced to the Arbor Day Foundation board of trustees that he will retire as chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation effective July 1, 2014 and begin a role as an advisor.
Mr. Rosenow started the Arbor Day Foundation in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance. Celebrated in all 50 states and many countries around the world, Arbor Day is the oldest environmental holiday. With nearly a million members, the Foundation is the largest environmental nonprofit dedicated to planting trees.
The Arbor Day foundation and partner organizations are hosting the conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Additional conferences, workshops, and trainings in coordination with the Partners in Community Forestry National Conference will be held throughout the week of November 3-7. Join your urban and community forestry peers for expansive networking and educational opportunities!
An article by Richard Conniff predicts the start of an “urban wildlife movement” due to the dramatic increase in urban areas and the corresponding loss of wildlife. Looking for ways to prevent further losses, Conniff says that it is not enough for cities to “plant a million trees, preach the gospel of backyard gardens, or build green roofs and smart streets.
Since 1972, the Foundation has presented awards for work at the international, national, state, and community levels to recognize conservation efforts such as tree planting and care, Arbor Day celebrations, education, community projects, and roadside beautification.
You are invited to enter your own work or nominate the work of others.
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
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