Recap: Urban Forestry Today Meeting

Our month started out with Urban Forestry Today: 2021 Statewide Meeting on Monday, February 1st. We’d like to thank the nearly 90 participants who joined the DNR Urban and Community Forestry Program and our special guests, the Washington Community Forestry Council, the City of Snoqualmie and the Keystone Concept. Your attendance made us feel more … Continue reading Recap: Urban Forestry Today Meeting

Snoqualmie Project Shows Stormwater Benefit of Publicly Managed Urban Forest

This article is reposted as it originally appeared on King Conservation District’s Website on January 28, 2021. Click here for the original version. Written by Mike Lasecki. Image and figures excerpt from City of Snoqualmie, Natural Infrastructure Assessment, 2020 What’s the value of a city’s urban forest? An actual dollar amount answer to this question can … Continue reading Snoqualmie Project Shows Stormwater Benefit of Publicly Managed Urban Forest

American Forests Announces Seattle’s Tree Equity Score Using New Tool

This past fall, American Forests launched a new tool for determining the Tree Equity Score for urban neighborhoods. Tree Equity Score is a metric that aims to help cities assess how well they are delivering equitable tree canopy cover to all residents. The score combines measures of tree canopy cover need and priority for trees … Continue reading American Forests Announces Seattle’s Tree Equity Score Using New Tool

Urban Forestry Today: 2021 Statewide Meeting

Join the Washington DNR's Urban and Community Program and our special guests: Washington Community Forestry Council, the City of Snoqualmie and the Keystone Concept for a statewide urban forestry meeting to be held on Monday, February 1, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Pacific Time).   This meeting is open to all, but our … Continue reading Urban Forestry Today: 2021 Statewide Meeting

Update: Evergreen Communities Act

Background: The Evergreen Communities Act (ECA) is landmark legislation for urban forestry in Washington that was passed in 2008, thanks to support from the Washington Community Forestry Council and coalition of stakeholders from across the state. The intent is to provide funding for communities to perform tree inventories, canopy analyses and develop urban forest management … Continue reading Update: Evergreen Communities Act

The Lands Council & City of Spokane working on new SpoCanopy Initiative

The Lands Council is working on an innovative, community-driven new program to equitably increase the urban canopy in Spokane, WA called SpoCanopy. SpoCanopy is a program of The Lands Council in collaboration with the City of Spokane Urban Forestry.  The mission is to increase urban canopy by hosting community-lead street tree plantings in Spokane and … Continue reading The Lands Council & City of Spokane working on new SpoCanopy Initiative

State Unveils App for Viewing Public Lands

This article is reposted as it originally appeared on the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office on November 23, 2020. Click here for the original version.  OLYMPIA–Recreation and conservation lands managed by local, state and federal governments now can be viewed easily online in a new mapping application, the Recreation and Conservation Office announced today. The Public … Continue reading State Unveils App for Viewing Public Lands

DNR Releases Forest Action Plan, Setting the Course for Washington’s Forests

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released its 2020 Forest Action Plan on Monday, Oct. 26, outlining more than 100 priority actions to improve and conserve forests across Washington, including goals that support fish and wildlife, rural economies, wildfire response, outdoor recreation, family forestry, urban trees, and clean air and water.  DNR wrote … Continue reading DNR Releases Forest Action Plan, Setting the Course for Washington’s Forests

Contribute to World ‘Sounds of Forest’ Map

Nature lovers, daydreamers, big thinkers, as we can’t be together in person, we’d like to invite you to take part in a different kind of gathering—helping to create the first forest sound map of the world. The map shows how different ecosystems all have their own unique soundscapes. The audio recordings tell a local story … Continue reading Contribute to World ‘Sounds of Forest’ Map

Call for papers: COVID 19 and Urban Forests

Papers are invited through December 31 for a special issue of the journal “Urban Forestry and Urban Greening.” It will examine how the global pandemic has affected urban forests and green spaces. Review Papers, Research Articles and Short Communications are invited under one or more of the following themes and questions: Urban forest and urban … Continue reading Call for papers: COVID 19 and Urban Forests