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Late Spring 2021 News to Share

News From the SUFC Team On April 7th 2021, SUFC Vice-Chair Rachel Holmes of The Nature Conservancy accepted the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s 2020 Founders’ Award on behalf of SUFC. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. SUFC Member News SFI Community Grants Support Collaboration on Education, Climate, Indigenous Relations,…

May 2021 Note From the Chairs

In This Issue: SUFC Leadership UpdateNew Member Joins SUFCEarth Month RecapArbor Day CelebrationsAppropriations Letters UpdateLegislative Tracking and the Need for Advocacy Welcome SUFC’s New Leadership Just prior to the Annual meeting in late February, SUFC elected new leadership for the Chair and Vice Chair (formerly Co-Chair) roles. Caitlyn Pollihan, the…

SUFC Receives the Landscape Architect Foundation’s 2020 Founders’ Award

On April 7th 2021, SUFC Vice-Chair Rachel Holmes of The Nature Conservancy accepted the LAF 2020 Founders’ Award. Rachel shared our values in an acceptance speech and participated in a panel discussion with 2020 LAF Medal Recipient Bill Johnson, professor of landscape architecture and Dean of University of Michigan’s School…

SUFC is now on Youtube!

SUFC is excited to announce the launch of our official Youtube page! We have shared 5 videos from our 2021 Annual Meeting and hope to use this platform to showcase and promote even more conversations around advancing urban and community forestry in the future. Check out our channel via…

Winter 2021 News to Share

News From the SUFC Team We love hearing from you! Whether it be a new project your team is working on, an upcoming virtual event your organization is looking forward to, or just exciting news that you can’t wait to share, please send your organization’s communications to SUFC! Email us…

November 2020 Note from the Chair

Registration for the Partners in Community Forestry Virtual Experience; SUFC Members Pave the Way for Trillion Trees Campaign; Call for Nominations to the SUFC Steering Committee; and SUFC's 16th Annual Meeting Goes Virtual.

Fall 2020 News to Share

In this issue: ADF's Guide on Facilitating Safe Tree Planting Events; Field to Market Climate Action in Food and Agriculture; and TREE Act Included in House Clean Energy Bill.

August 2020 Note from the Chair

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.

Summer 2020 News to Share

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.

May 2020 Note from the Chairs

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

April 2020 Note from the Chairs

In this issue: SUFC Community considers "essential services" designations, SUFC 15th Anniversary & Annual Meeting, and New Republic article claims "Green Jobs Are the Answer to the Coronavirus Recession"

March 2020 News to Share

In this issue: Call for Proposals from ADF and SAF, D.C.plants 100 trees a day to reach canopy target with limited space, and the Trillion Trees Act and TREES Act are introduced in Congress

February 2020 Note from the Chairs

In this issue: SUFC's Annual Meeting, US involvement in the One Trillion Trees Initiative, and a Capitol Hill briefing on Urban and Community Forestry

January 2020 Note from the Chairs

In this issue: SUFC's 15th Annual Meeting, Request for Proposals for the Annual Meeting, SUFC events at Partners in Community Forestry Conference, and the SUFC Steering Committee Strategic Planning Session

Urban Forests Info Alert

Info Alert! Congress passed the FY20 spending bill, including a number of exciting wins for SUFC priorities.

15th SUFC Annual Meeting: Call for Collaboration

Call for Collaboration: Request for Proposals | Following three successful years of the SUFC Networking Initiative, we are pleased to present the 2020 Request for Proposals to feature your innovation at the upcoming 15th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

November 2019 News to Share

In this Issue: op-ed on how America's forests can help fight climate change, Cleveland commits to $10 million to restore tree canopy, and New York City is declared free of Asian longhorned beetles

October 2019 Note from the Chairs

In this issue: Green Infrastructure Center releases book on mapping and planning for large landscapes, Senators introduce Climate Stewardship Act, and CNN highlights Forest Service's study on annual tree loss.

September 2019 News to Share

In this Issue: Conferences, national news, webinars, research, and grant opportunities

USDA and Forest Service News

In this issue: Forest Service takes on wildland fires, Forest Service Chief visits Tongass National Forest, the Forest Service and Utah implement the state's Shared Stewardship agreement, and USDA releases proposed amendments to greater sage grouse land management plans, among other things.

July 2019 Note from the Chairs

In this issue: Janette Davis leaves the Cooperative Forestry Program, the Forest Service releases a list of researchers working in the field of U&CF, Dana Karcher becomes the new Policy Working Group co-chair, and a new climate change study is published.

June 2019 Note from the Chairs

In this issue: Insight into the Meeting of the Minds conference and policy updates on U&CF funding and SUFC testimony on the FY2020 budget proposal

SUFC Members in the News

In this issue: Bartlett Tree Experts, the National Association of State Foresters, and the Arbor Day Foundation

February 2019 Note from the Chairs

In this issue: An introduction to new SUFC co-chairs, information on the Annual Meeting, and policy updates.

December 2018 Note from the Chairs

In this issue: An update from SUFC's Steering Committee meeting in Washington, D.C., and a profile of new SUFC member, the Professional Grounds Management Society.

November 2018 Note from the Chairs

In this issue: Highlights from the 2018 Partners in Community Forestry Conference, including our conversations on data sharing and on workforce development.

November 2018 News to Share

In this issue: SUFC Annual Meeting details; updates on the federal, state, and international levels; natural disaster news; conferences and events; job opportunities; and education resources.

October 2018 News to Share

In this issue: SUFC Annual Meeting details; updates on the federal, state, and international levels; natural disaster news; conferences and events; job opportunities; and education resources.

October 2018 Note from the Chairs

In this issue: A profile of new member Corazón Latino, an update on workforce development and diversity and inclusion initiatives, and policy updates.

September 2018 News to Share

In this issue: SUFC Annual Meeting details; updates on the federal, state, and international levels; natural disaster news; conferences and events; job opportunities; and education resources.