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.
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.”
In this issue: Federal Appropriations Update, Beattra Wilson Named Assistant Director of Urban and Community Forestry at USFS, and Congress Considers Legislation Impacting Urban Forestry
In this issue: SUFC's Urban Researching Working Group presentation; NRPA develops "Greener Parks for Health" resources; and the Senate passes the Great American Outdoors Act.
SUFC hosts a free networking event on urban sustainability research, tools, and networks. Join us on June 25th!
In this issue: Co-Chair Jennifer Judd Hinrichs completes term, SUFC receives LAF Founders' Award, emerging themes of COVID-19, and a Save the Date for the 2021 Meeting