Building Effective Partnerships for City Trees (94-G-089)
This project fosters effective partnerships at the municipal level between government agencies and nonprofit organizations to improve the health of urban forests and to bring their benefits to city residents.
The main purpose of the project was to provide local communities with a process for creating effective partnerships to work on urban forestry issues. The handbook, "Building Effective Partnerships for City Trees," was written and revised as we developed and tested our strategies with a series of four workshops and summits: Savannah Urban Forest Summit, September 14-15, 1994; Strategic Planning Session for Savannah Tree Foundation, January 24, 1995; Facilitating Partnerships for Public Policy, September 10, 1995; and Los Angeles Urban Forest Ecosystem Partnership Summit, June 8, 1996. We developed assessment instruments and surveyed participants to identify some of the issues and potential barriers to creating effective partnerships before the summit or workshop took place.
All materials were designed to assist both community foresters and citizen groups in developing partnerships. A slide show with script was developed to introduce the concept to citizen groups, nonprofit organizations, state, local or city agencies.
(202) 667-3300 Ext. 232
1516 "P" Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Suzy del Villar
USDA Forest Service
1042 Park West Court
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
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