Community trees and green spaces provide tremendous benefits to our communities. Degraded natural systems have consequences for the safety, health and welfare of the places where we live, work and play. DNR UCF’s 2017 seminar, “Cultivating Resilient Communities,” explores strategies to help communities resist, withstand and recover from storms and other landscape-scale threats to their urban forests and green spaces.

The seminar focuses on managing urban trees for increased resilience in the face of threats and challenges. It will also explore how community-wide stewardship of natural resources can help promote broader environmental, economic and social resilience.

Seminar dates:

Spokane: Wednesday, August 16, 8:30-12:00; Woodland Center at Finch Arboretum

Camas: Tuesday, August 29, 8:30-12:00; Camas Public Library

Mount Vernon: Wednesday, September 13,  8:30-12:00; Hillcrest Park Lodge at the Hillcrest Park

Olympia: Wednesday, October 4, 8:30-12:00; Olympia Fire Department Main Station

Wenatchee: Thursday, October 26, 8:30-12:00; Confluence Technology Center

The seminars are free, but require advance registration. To register for a seminar, please email urban_forestry@dnr.wa.gov with “2017 seminar” in the subject line, and indicate which seminar you will attend. Please note your name, city and position if applicable in the body of the message. Multiple registrations may be made in one message; be sure to include all attendee names.

Registration is limited to 30 participants. Location details, agenda and parking information will be provided one week prior to each seminar.