Vibrant Cities and Urban Forests: A National Call To Action

New York, NY (November 15, 2010)- Calling all urban forestry leaders and champions! USDA Forest Service and New York Restoration Project seek nominations for national task force on urban forestry membership.


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and New York Restoration Project (NYRP) are convening a national task force on urban forestry. If you or a colleague are engaged in innovative urban forestry, natural resources and/or sustainability projects in your community, consider being a part of this important national task force and dialogue.
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The 24-member task force, Vibrant Cities and Urban Forests: A National Call to Action, will convene in Washington, D.C. in April 2011. Task force members will be tasked with drafting a set of recommendations that outline a federal roadmap to meet the needs of cities committed to expanding, enhancing and stewarding their natural resources and urban forests.
Local and national leaders in urban natural resource management, forestry and sustainability are invited to nominate themselves or a colleague for task force membership consideration beginning November 15th through December 15th, 2010.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO JANUARY 10, 2011.
All nominees, independent of their potential service on the task force, will be invited to become an integral part of the National Call to Action. This larger collective will guide the subsequent development and dissemination of recommendations enhancing and expanding federal urban forestry policies, programs and funding opportunities.
If you are leading green initiatives that improve your city, we would be honored to consider your nomination to the Vibrant Cities and Urban Forests: A National Call to Action, as we pursue greener and greater urban landscapes nationwide.
In addition to the participation of local and national leaders in urban forestry and natural resource management, we invite professionals in the following fields to nominate themselves for consideration as it is our goal to involve a diverse group of innovators and thought leaders in the task force discussion:
* Business- corporate and small business
* Education
* Energy and water
* Landscape design and architecture
* Non-profit and community organizations
* Public Health
* Transportation
* Urban planning
To learn more or to download a nomination form, visit www.nyrp.org/calltoaction.
Related Resources:
Vibrant Cities and Urban Forests: A National Call To Action