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The mission of the Washington State Urban and Community Forestry Council is to provide leadership to create a self-sustaining urban and community forestry program that preserves, plants, and manages forests and trees for public benefits and quality of life.

The council’s bylaws call for 15 to 21 members that are appointed by the Commissioner of Public Lands for up-to-three year terms. These individuals represent various professional backgrounds, training, interests, and expertise. Eleven of the council’s members are appointed to represent various agencies and organizations.

Several seats are currently vacant and need representatives of organizations and professional groups, including:

  • Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Washington Association of Landscape Professionals
  • Registered Landscape Professionals
  • An Academic institution with an Urban and Community Forestry related program
  • An Elected Official not representing Association of Washington Cities or Washington State Association of Counties

If you are interested in volunteering for the council and are qualified to fill one of these vacancies, please call Sarah Foster at 360-902-1704. To find out more information, visit the Council’s webpage.