New ACT Member- Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council

Walton, KY (January 15, 2007)- The Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council (NKUCF) is an interdisciplinary group of citizens and professionals who support the work of existing organizations and agencies interested in urban forestry.

The Council provides a forum of learning and, by researching and sharing technical information about the value of urban forestry, seeks to make it a part of our planning and action that will result in an improved quality of life and shared landscape. The Council helps communities improve the management of their trees and green spaces so as to protect and enhance them for future generations. The Council provides an opportunity to join others who are interested in community trees. The challenge is to merge the man-made and natural environment so both are accommodated and valued in the process.
Toward this purpose the Council:
* Serves as a forum for the exchange of information, a resource clearinghouse.
* Serves as a catalyst in the development and promotion of urban forestry concepts, practices, techniques, education and public policy.
* Facilitates the involvement of youth in urban forestry projects and education to develop tomorrow’s leaders.
* Provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among all segments of our communities, including businesses, builders, developers, utilities, citizens, environmental organizations and government.
* Leads and advocates in our community for responsible land development and management and for the protection, maintenance and renewal of our urban and community forests.
Their core projects include:
* Forest Quality and Canopy Cover Assessments in Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties
* Kenton County Land Development Review Process Reference Guide
* CITYGreen Project in Campbell County
* Watershed Issues in Relationship to Forestry_Banklick Analysis, Characterization and Education (BACE)
For more information, visit the Northern Kentucky Urban & Community Forestry Council.