No Urban Forest is Safe from a Changing Climate: Are You Prepared for the New Realities?
|Tuesday, August 12th - Fri. August 15th 2014|
|Raleigh Convention Center - Raleigh, NC|
It is with great excitement that we are announcing our 7th annual North Carolina Urban Forestry Conference, to be held in Raleigh, NC, August 12-15, 2014. The conference, titled "No Urban Forest is Safe from a Changing Climate: Are You Prepared for the New Realities?" is being organized through the joint efforts of the NC Urban Forest Council, the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association and the NC Forest Service.
We are excited to have Dr. Dave Nowak, from the USDA Forest Service, as our Keynote Speaker. Dr. Nowak is the project leader for the Urban Forests, Human Health, and Environmental Quality research program. The goal of his research program is to investigate what makes up the vegetation in cities and town and what environmental or ecosystem services this vegetation provides to local and regional populations. The research initiates field studies and develops computer models to assess the urban forest structure, functions, and values for urban areas across the globe.
The target audience for this conference includes:
Urban Forest Advocates: local tree boards, non-profits and conservancy groups
Urban Forest Policy Makers: elected officials, planning commissions, appearance commissions
Natural Resource Managers: city staff (public works, parks and recreation, etc), municipal foresters and arborists, private tree care companies, utility vegetation managers
Urban Forest Partners: other state agencies, nurseries and green industries
Arborists and tree workers
Nursery and Landscape Professionals
Standard Registration includes access to all educational session, lunch, and the tradeshow for both days.
One-day Registration includes access to all educational sessions, lunch, and the tradeshow on the day selected.
** ISA and SAF educational credits will be available **
|Click here for registration brochure and full agenda|