City Teams: Engaging Nontraditional Partners in Urban and Community Forestry
The Arbor Day Foundation’s Partners in Community Forestry (PCF) National Conference engages the core of the urban forestry community, bringing together a diverse group of urban forest partners. The PCF conference serves as a platform for U&CF leadership, offers direction in key strategic priorities, and ensures meaningful tech transfer and dissemination for important U&CF research. The foundation, in cooperation with the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT), Utility Arborist Association (UAA), and the society of municipal arborists (SMA), proposes to involve new, diverse partners in the conference through a targeted, purposeful outreach to underrepresented constituencies. Through this proposal, ACT, UAA< and SMA would each reach out to minority or underrepresented urban forest stakeholder groups by engaging five first-time attendees to join them at the PCF conference. The proposal would require the groups to develop and foster a working relationship back in their own community by implementing key conference learnings and plans for future projects. The proposal would also encourage attendance at the following year’s conference and a joint presentation on their partnership.
Arbor Day Foundation
211 North 12th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Outreach Urban Forest Conference