College Park, MD (February 25, 2008)- The Alliance for Community Trees is helping the University of Washington gather information from our members about the research products and tools you need to be able to better promote urban forests. If you would like to influence how researchers and the Forest Service package information for your use, please complete the survey below. This is a major study undertaken by NUCFAC that will influence future research and tech transfer products. Please contribute your input!
A message from Kathleen Wolf:
Research tells us that healthy urban forests help bring consumers to business districts, improve air quality, cool urban heat islands, and provide other benefits for your community. How do YOU use such science results to influence and build support amongst those who make policy decisions in your city?
The University of Washington is conducting a study to find out. We want to know about the tools you have used – that contain scientific information – to communicate with policy makers about urban forestry. We want to know how effective those tools have been. Your input is needed and appreciated! This project will help make future efforts to communicate with local policy makers more effective. All responses will be confidential.
The term tool includes (but is not limited to):
* Web Sites
* Print Materials (such as brochures, reports and posters)
* Digital Media (such as CDs, DVDs, and videos)
If you have used such tools in the past, please take a few minutes to answer the Urban Forestry Research Tools Survey.
For more information, contact:
University of Washington
Jana Dilley, Project Coordinator
Dr. Kathleen Wolf, PI