Urban Forest Master Plans

August 21, 2014
1:00-2:00pm EDT
National Webcast

Urban Forest Master Plans provide detailed information, recommendations, and resources for managing a city’s trees. Recent developments in urban tree canopy analysis have also breathed new life into Urban Forest Master Plans, helping them to become roadmaps for maximizing canopy capacity. Learn how Urban Forest Master Plans are equipping cities and nonprofits with the knowledge and goals they need to rally other community stakeholders to support and grow their urban forests.

View session recording via Quicktime here.

Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, Director, University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Laboratory (Burlington, VT)
The University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Laboratory uses geospatial technology to map natural resource-related data. The lab has developed Urban Tree Canopy Assessments, on which municipalities across the country have based their Urban Forest Master Plans.

Danielle Crumrine, Executive Director, Tree Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
Data from Tree Pittsburgh’s Urban Tree Canopy Assessment informed the creation of Pittsburgh’s Urban Forest Master Plan, a document that inspires and informs stakeholders on how to grow and care for the city’s trees.

Webcast attendees will learn about:
* Fundraising with an Urban Forest Master Plan
* Key Urban Tree Canopy Assessment data points to use in your Master Plan
* Fostering support from other environmental stakeholders
* Creating user-friendly data sheets to translate the value of your urban forest to the general public

About the Webcast Series
The Webcast Series is the Alliance for Community Trees’ monthly webcast held at the lunch hour. The goal is to create informal training opportunities for local urban and community forestry organizations. The content is geared to mainly serve the needs of volunteer organizations and community groups, although webcasts are open to all.

The trainings leverage local successes by amplifying to a larger audience the model organizations’ methods, materials, and approaches. Sessions are planned to last no more than one hour, with two presenters speaking on the same topic from slightly different perspectives, each for 10-15 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and answers.

CEU Approved: TBD
CFE Category 1 Approved: 1 Hour