September 2019 News to Share

News from the SUFC Team

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Federal/Hill News

American Forests Supports the Climate Stewardship Act of 2019

Conferences and Events

Landscapes 2019
Louisville, KY, October 15-18, 2019

12th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

Dubuque, IA, October 24-25, 2019

Society of American Foresters National Convention
Louisville, KY, October 30-November 3, 2019

Forest Inventory and Analysis Science Meeting
Knoxville, TN, November 19-21, 2019

Partners in Community Forestry Conference
Cleveland, OH, November 20-21, 2019

National Forest Health Monitoring Workshop
Raleigh, NC, February 25-27, 2020

National (and International) News

Urban forests are crucial for combating climate change, but planting more trees is easier said than done

CEO Water Mandate making water stewardship information available via “Water Stewardship Toolbox”

Invasive pests are devastating American forests at an alarming rate

Mobile forests could help cities cope with climate change

11 million new trees to be planted in England by water companies

As the climate crisis worsens, cities turn to parks

In order to not lose our forests, we cannot be afraid to use them

State and Local News

How private capital is speeding up forest restoration in the Sierra Nevada that benefits water

(Opinion) The impact of urban forestry



Building a Successful Conservation Program: A Toolkit
September 25, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Bat Week Webinar
October 3, 2019 1:00- 2:00 PM ET


Tree cover shows an inverse relationship with depressive symptoms in elderly residents living in U.S. Nursing homes.
Browning, Matthew H. E. M., Lee, Kangjae, Wolf, Kathleen L. 2019.  

Finding common ground: environmental ethics, social justice, and a sustainable path for nature-based health promotion.

Jennings, Viniece; Yun, Jessica; Larson, Lincoln . 2016. 

Mechanisms of children’s exposure to nature: Predicting adulthood environmental citizenship and commitment to nature-based activities.

Asah, Stanley T.; Bengston, David N.; Westphal, Lynne M.; Gowan, Catherine H. 2018.

Funding, Awards, & Announcements

Arbor Day Foundation Reforestation Request for Proposal

2020 US Forest Service Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) Grant competition
Region 9 deadline: October 11, 2019

RWJF Culture of Health Prize: Recognizing Communities Working Toward Better Health
Application Deadline: November 4, 2019

The US Forest Service Requests Applications for the Community Forestry and Open Space Conservation Program Grants

Application Deadline: January 6, 2020