Interim Director of San Francisco Public Works San Francisco Public Works San Francisco, California
Numerous environmental stressors impact the longevity of urban forests. Panelists expand on the value of canopy coverage, with topics including heat island reduction, storm water treatment, tree species selection, wildlife habitat, and human comfort. Learn from case studies and collaborations of successful planning, maintaining, and replenishing of urban forests.
Gain knowledge regarding the inherent values of the urban forest for utilization in design practice, community education, policy promotion and client coordination.
Provision of metrics supporting urban forest management practices, current information regarding climate ready goals and updated best management forestry practices.
Understanding of the elements required to prepare and draft a successful Urban Forest Management Plan; including design intent, community engagement, civic involvement and potential funding sources.
Comprehensive steps for implementation of a successful Urban Forest Management Plan, and continued planning for maintenance of an urban forest.