PlantAmnesty and UW Botanic Gardens partner to deliver the Urban Forest Symposium each spring. Each year’s symposium focuses on a timely topic and brings together a diverse audience including arborists, land managers, designers, program managers, municipal planners, volunteers, and advocates. This year’s topic focuses on the power of partnerships to advance urban forestry.

As we face increasingly complex problems, we often seek out partners with common values to leverage strengths and make a greater impact. Whether you are working to restore and maintain a healthy urban forest, preserve and grow public green space, increase equitable access to the urban forest, or improve public health outcomes, it can often feel like there’s too much work to be done and not enough time or money. At this urban forest symposium, presenters from nonprofits, government, private business, and educational institutions will explain:

  • Different models for building effective partnerships
  • How partnering has worked for both small and large organizations to address some of our most pressing urban forestry challenges
  • Ways you can implement these ideas in your workplace/organization to be more successful in grant applications and make a greater positive impact in your community

Speakers include:

  • Nalini Nadkarni, Professor, Department of Biology | University of Utah
  • Tracy L. Stanton, Ambassador | Green-Duwamish, Urban Waters Partnership and Emerald Alliance for People, Nature and Community
  • Dale Blahna, Research Social Scientist | US Forest Service, PNW Research Station
  • Desiree’ Kennedy, Development Associate | Metro Parks Tacoma
  • City Habitats Coalition Panel, including representatives from The Nature Conservancy and partner organizations
  • David Cohen, Program Director | The Intertwine Alliance
  • Eric Higbee, Executive Director | The Pomegranate Center

APLD-3.75, ASLA-5, CPH-6, ecoPRO-6, NALP/WALP-6, Other Professional Credits Pending

Date, time, and location:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reception to follow, 4-6 p.m.
University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA  98105

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