2013 OUCFC - Urban Forestry Strategies: Linking People and Landscapes
Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)
Oregon Community Trees and Oregon Department of Forestry
Oregon State University, USDA Forest Service, World Forestry Center, PNW-ISA
Potential Ceus to Be Awarded:
Continuing education credit hours will be available as follows:
- ASLA Landscape Architects - 5.0 PDH
- ISA Certified Arborists - 5.0 CEUs
- SAF Certified Foresters - 5.0 CFE Cat. 1
8:30 Welcome and Introduction
Allan Wells, OCT President and Doug Decker, State Forester
8:45 Keynote Address – Nearby Nature and Human Well-being: Exploring the Linkages
Dr. Kathy Wolf, University of Washington
10:00 Break with Exhibitors
10:15 Connecting People and Trees: Current Research – (20 minutes each, then 20 min Q&A )
- Linking people and Landscapes – Dr. Josh Baur, OSU College of Forestry
- Land use planning and public spaces - Dr. Jenna Tilt, OSU Geosciences Dept
- Connecting healthy trees and healthy people - Dr. Vivek Shandas, PSU Urban Studies
- Economic values of trees in cities – Dr. Geoff Donovan, USFS PNW research station
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Connecting People and Trees: Practical Applications (20 minute talk then 30 min Q&A)
- Public/Private Partnerships - Mike Wetter, Intertwine Alliance
- Municipal Urban Forestry Programs – Craig Carnagey, City of Albany, OR
- Social Networking - Brighton West and Teri Ruch, Friends of Trees
2:30 Linking Management Strategies to People’s Perceptions of Urban Forestry – Dr. Josh Baur, Oregon State University
3:30 Conference Adjourns
3:30 - 5:00 Networking Social - sponsored by Davey Resource Group and Green Girl Land Development Solutions
The Conference will be held in Miller Hall at the World Forestry Center in Portland. To get to the Center by mass transit, take the MAX light rail to the Washington Park stop, which lets you off right at the front door of the Center. By car, proceed west on Hwy 26 west from I-405 in downtown Portland, and take the “Zoo/Forestry Center” exit. Follow the road past the Zoo on your right, and after the first curve in the road the Forestry Center is on your left. Miller Hall is set back among the Center’s buildings, and parking is right across the street.
If you sell a product or service related to urban forestry, consider having a vendor table at this event. The cost is $150, which includes one conference registration. A non-profit exhibit space rate is also available. For more information, contact Rob Crouch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No hotel room block has been established for this event. There are no hotels adjacent to the World Forestry Center meeting location; however, the MAX light rail line station is right across the street. There are many hotels in downtown Portland that are convenient to the MAX light rail line and you can be at the World Forestry Center in a matter of minutes.
Visit www.travelportland.com for hotel suggestions from Travel Portland.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Continuing education credit hours for planners, foresters, landscape contractors, and certified arborists will be applied for related to this conference.
ABOUT THE WORLD FORESTRY CENTER
Founded in 1964 in Portland, Oregon, the World Forestry Center is a nonprofit educational institution. Our mission is to educate and inform people about the world's forests and trees, and their importance to all life, in order to promote a balanced and sustainable future. Our 20,000 square foot museum Discovery Museum is located in Portland's beautiful Washington Park. Built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture, you'll marvel at the intricate hand carvings and grand entry outside, and delight in all new exhibits inside. All new hands-on, interactive exhibits are family friendly and designed to engage visitors to learn about the sustainability of forests and trees of the Pacific Northwest and around the world. The Center also manages demonstration Tree Farms and the World Forest Institute. To learn more about the Center, visit www.worldforestry.org.
When & Where
Oregon Community Trees
The mission of Oregon Community Trees is to promote healthy urban and community forests through leadership, education, awareness, and advocacy.