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Partners in Community Forestry Conference 2012 Program

This is here for archive purposes. This conference was held in November, 2012.

Wednesday, November 14

General Session

8:15 AM–10:00 AM

  • Introduction
    Dan Lambe, VP of Programs, Arbor Day Foundation
  • Opening Remarks
    Jan Davis-Assistant Director, State & Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service
  • Welcome
    Ken Pimlott, State Forester, California
  • The Changing Urban Landscape
    Dr. David Nowak-Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service
  • Building Vibrant Cities
    The Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition

Concurrent Sessions

  • 10:30 AM–11:15 AM

    • Competitive Exclusion Principle
      Sarah Low, US Forest Service, Philadelphia, PA
    • UFEST—Urban Forest Education & Stewardship Training Program
      Gregory Tarver, Urban ReLeaf, Oakland, CA
  • 11:25 AM–12:15 PM

    • Building UF Policy into Funding
      Connie Gallippi, Conservation Strategy Group, Sacramento, CA
    • Panel: Engaging the Next Generation of Urban Forestry Professionals
      (Smith, Palmer, Delgado, Palmer, Watson, Blick, Kenyon)

Lightning Round Presentations

  • 10:30 AM–11:15 AM

    Technology and the Urban Forest

    • Gretchen Riley, Texas Forest Service, College Station TX
    • Mike Galvin, SavATree, Bedford Hills, NY
    • Gina Lovasi, Columbia University, New York, NY
    • Dana Karcher, Davey Resource Group, Santa Margarita, CA
    • Jared Carlson, Arbor Day Foundation, Lincoln, NE
  • 11:25 AM–12:15 PM

    Urban Forest Programs and Projects

    • Dean Hay, The Greening of Detroit, Detroit, MI
    • Edith Makra, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Bloomingdale, IL
    • Dan Staley, DCS Consulting, Aurora, CO
    • Anne Fenkner, Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento, CA
    • Andy Hillman, Davey Resource Group, Trumansburg, NY

Field Experience

1:00 PM–5:00 PM

Networking Event

5:00 PM–7:00 PM

Networking event.

Thursday, November 15

General Session

8:00 AM–9:15 AM

  • Spotlighting Urban Forest Success Stories
    Scott Steen, American Forests, Washington, DC

Concurrent Sessions

  • 9:45 AM–10:30 AM

    • Growing Partnerships through Tree Campus USA
      Dr. Burnell Fischer, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN
    • Regional Planning and the UF
      Tom Jacobs, MidAmerica Regional Council, Kansas City, MO
    • How EAB Brought Us Together
      Jim Zwack, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Plymouth, MN
  • 10:40 AM–11:25 AM

    • Reclamation—The Awkward First Step in Integrated Vegetation Management
      Bob Bell, Pacific Gas and Electric, Fresno, CA
    • Regional Tree Initiatives: A Partnership in Chicago, IL
      Lydia Scott, Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
    • Continental Dialogue
      Bill Toomey, The Nature Conservancy, Sandy Hook, CT
  • 11:35 AM–12:20 PM

    • From Bark to Bank: Finding Funding Through Innovation
      Brian Kempf, Urban Tree Foundation, Visalia, CA
    • Concerns, Challenges and Opportunities: Can Utilities and Other Stakeholders Leverage the Benefits of the Urban Forest?
      Geoff Kempter, Asplundh Tree Service, Willow Grove, PA
    • 367 Surveys and 70 Interviews Later: What You Should Know About Storm Response in the Urban Forest
      Teresa Trueman-Madriaga, Smart Trees Pacific, Kapolei, HI
  • 12:20 PM–1:20 PM—Lunch

  • 1:20 PM–2:05 PM

    • The Greenprint Initiative
      Anne Fenkner, Sacramento Tree Foundation, Sacramento, CA
    • Tree Restoration Following a Natural Disaster
      Dr. James Chatfield, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH
  • 2:15 PM–3:00 PM

    • SNAP—Surrey Natual Area Planning Partnership
      Owen Croy, City of Surrey, BC
    • A Comprehensive Update on Tree Canopy Assessment
      Ian Hanou, Plan-It Geo, LLC, Arvada, CO
    • Out of the Dust: The Riverfront Park Project in Libby
      Vickie Lawrence, Libby City Council, Libby, MT

General Session

3:30 PM–5:00 PM

  • Oak Is It! Branding Urban & Community Forestry
    Paula Short, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Missoula, MT
  • All of Us: Coordinated Communication Strategies for Broader Benefits
    Sacramento Valley Panel (TBA)
  • Closing Remarks
    Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation

Evening Listening Sessions

5:15 PM–6:00 PM

  • i-Tree Update
  • Volunteer Center: Online Management for Volunteer Events
  • Election 2012: An Advocacy Opportunity

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