Coordinators Corner – June

A monthly message from Ben Thompson, Urban & Community Forestry Program Manager Greeting fellow tree advocates! Washington is known for its rainy weather, but this is getting a little ridiculous, don’t you think? I’m ready for summer.  Here at the DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program we have a lot of expectations for this summer, … Continue reading Coordinators Corner – June

Coordinators Corner − November 2021

By Ben Thompson, Urban Forestry Program Manager, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources I am sliding into November here with good news to share on a number of different fronts. First, congratulations to Brandy Reed on her new position as Director of the Whatcom Conservation District. Brandy had previously worked for King Conservation District where … Continue reading Coordinators Corner − November 2021

Coordinators Corner − October 2021

By Ben Thompson, Urban Forestry Program Manager, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources Did the temperature in Washington state just suddenly drop by 10 or 12 degrees? Summer was so gracefully stretching into late September, and seemingly out of nowhere its puffy jackets and beanies wherever I go. I’ll bet many of you working from … Continue reading Coordinators Corner − October 2021

Coordinators Corner − September 2021

Since 1991, the DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program has only had two, full-time permanent employees. We supplemented our staffing over the years in different ways, such as pursuing grants to fund special project coordinators, hiring contractors with pass-through funding, and even hiring some existing DNR staff for part-time or temporary work. Flashback! A photo … Continue reading Coordinators Corner − September 2021

Washington Community Forestry Council Seeking New Members

The Washington Community Forestry Council (WCFC) is a statewide advisory council comprised of volunteer members representing diverse perspectives on urban forestry in Washington state. Their purpose is to help support the mission of DNR’s Urban & Community Forestry Program* and advise the Commissioner of Public Lands and DNR on statewide issues pertaining to urban and … Continue reading Washington Community Forestry Council Seeking New Members