Cold Brook, NY (October 11, 2003)- The New York State Urban and Community Forestry Council is a volunteer group, organized formally in 1999, to advise and assist the NYS Department of Conservation (DEC) in executing its Urban and Community Forestry policies. The Council’s major funding, supplied through the USDA Forest Service, is supplemented by membership dues and independent contributions.
The primary statewide goal of the Council is to create partnerships and networking with all involved in the field of urban and community forestry such as: the NYS DEC Regional Volunteer Coordinator, educators, volunteers, tree commissions, arborists, and horticulturists, as well as landscape architects, planners, nursery professionals, community/state/utility foresters, local government officials, public works and park departments and researchers.
The New York State Urban and Community Forestry Council envisions that every community in New York State will recognize the value of trees and maximize the use of trees to help improve the community’s quality of life.
New York State’s Urban and Community Forestry program is a partnership of public, private and volunteer organizations and individuals that fosters comprehensive planning, management and education throughout New York to create a healthy urban and community forest and enhance quality of life.
For more information, visit the New York State Urban and Community Forestry Council.