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The trees, vegetation, and green spaces that make up America’s urban forests are essential contributors to virtually every measure of public well-being.
From improving air and water quality, to advancing human health and safety, to promoting economic development and social equity, SUFC’s mission is to convene and mobilize our diverse member network to foster thriving communities through healthy urban and community forests.
Member Profile: City Forest Credits (Seattle, WA)
City Forest Credits is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit carbon registry that manages carbon and impact standards for metropolitan areas in the United States. With a collaborative cross-sector team, CFC developed two innovative approaches to address the lack of public funding for declining city forests and inequitable distribution across neighborhoods.
CFC offers two services for the private sector to contribute to local climate action and enrich our communities. Companies can purchase carbon offsets from urban forest projects, or invest in certified planting projects with health, equity, and environmental impacts.
Member Profile: Sustainable Forestry Initiative (Washington, DC)
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) seeks to advance sustainability through forest-focused collaboration and build a world that values and benefits from sustainably managed forests.
As an independent, non-profit organization, they collaborate with a diverse network to provide solutions to local and global sustainability challenges. SFI works with the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, governments, and universities.
Member Profile: Arbor Day Foundation (Lincoln, NE)
The Arbor Day Foundation is a 501 nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees. Today, the Arbor Day Foundation has more than one million members. Through the Time for Trees Initiative, they planted 100 million new trees and inspired 5 million new tree planters a full year ahead of schedule.
Member Profile: National Recreation and Park Association (Ashburn, VA)
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, healthy and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. NRPA advances this vision by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals as a catalyst for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being.
NRPA’s network of more than 60,000 park and recreation professionals and advocates represents public spaces in urban communities, rural settings and everything in between. NRPA champions and supports the field of parks and recreation through professional development, advocacy, grants and programs, research, publications and more.
According to the award committee, “There are few things that can have a more positive impact on the urban environment than trees. SUFC’s work to increase support and educate policymakers and the public about the multiple benefits of urban trees is critical to the health of our urban environments and the people that live and work there.”
The Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) program has seen historic investments through federal funding and state and local initiatives over…
On October 17, 2023, at the 2nd World Forum on Urban Forests (WFUF), SUFC hosted a panel discussion with federal…
Exciting news! USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed SUFC members to the Forest Service’s National Urban and Community Forestry…