Author: Elizabeth Lanham

Last in the FREE online workshop series! Assessing Your Urban Forest Resources with I-Tree!

Join us for the  “Assessing Your Urban Forest Resources with I-Tree” FREE online workshop Date: Tuesday, September 1st  Time: 1:00-2:00pm I-Tree is a free online software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. These tools allow organizations to work with tree inventory information in order to build, develop and enhance urban forest management plans. Expert, Al Zelaya of the Davey Institute, will speak to us about the tools found in the suite and what can be accomplished by utilizing these tools. “Whether your interest is a single tree or an entire...

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Civicspark Program Updates – Modesto Workshop a Success!

Left: Dr. Geoffrey Donovan; Top row, left to right: Darla Mills, Dana Karcher, Julie Saare Edmonds; Bottom row, left to right: Jocelyn Reed, Mike Willett, Shani Alford and Elizabeth Lanham Once again, we have had another successful workshop! Our Modesto workshop, which was put on in conjunction with our partner organization, the Local Government Commission, featured keynote speaker, Dr. Geoffrey Donovan of the US Forest Service. The workshop also hosted an entire panel of dynamic speakers with fascinating stories of their urban forestry programs, what challenges were faced in the process, and how they ultimately were successful in meeting...

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Upcoming FREE Workshop – Putting the Green Back in Urban Greening: CalFire Funding Opportunities with Keynote Dr. Geoffrey Donovan!

  Join us for our exciting FREE workshop coming up NEXT WEEK as part of our program in partnership with the Local Government Commission! This event is free, but registration is required.Putting the Green Back in Urban Greening: CalFire Funding Opportunities Date: Thursday, August 6th Modesto Centre Plaza 1000 L Street Modesto, CA 95354 Time: 9:00am-1:30pm *Lunch will be provided* Keynote Speaker:    Dr. Geoffrey Donovan – Forester Researcher, USDA Forest Service Dr. Donovan has years of experience researching the economics of wildfire management and, more recently, urban forestry. Dr. Donovan will be discussing his findings on the impacts of trees on housing...

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