Austin, TX (December 14, 2000)- The Texas Urban Forestry Council is a statewide nonprofit organization that has been incorporated since 1990. The Council obtained its 501c3 status in 1991 and is governed by a 14-member Board of Directors. Their members include representatives of city, county, and state governments; local nonprofit organizations; universities; private foresters; arborists; nurserymen; landscape architects; and interested individuals from across the state. They are the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cooler, greener Texas communities.
The Texas Urban Forestry Council serves as a forum for education, networking, and advocacy for those interested in impacting the community forests of Texas. Their view is to foster cooler, greener forested communities throughout Texas.
Their goals include:
* To develop educational programs that encourage proactive stewardship and stimulate interest in community forests.
* To foster the exchange of ideas, accomplishments and challenges.
* To champion well-managed community forests and enhance public awareness of their importance.
* To be a well-run, fiscally-sound organization that effectively accomplishes its mission.
For more information, visit the Texas Urban Forestry Council.