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Urban and Community Forestry Upcoming Activities

DEC's Urban and Community Forestry Program (UCF) is changing how we promote workshops, conferences and grant opportunities. We encourage you to sign up for emails through DEC Delivers. In addition to urban forestry topics, you will receive information on forests, plants and land conservation across the state. We anticipate primarily communicating email-only through DEC Delivers by 2021.

The 2020 ReLeaf Conference is postponed until next year. We'll be back July 22-24, 2021 in Buffalo!

Date Description Contact
July 21, 2020

NY ReLeaf Statewide Webinar - 10 AM
"An Overview of the Ecological Assessment of New York City's Natural Areas, and Research Stemming From It"

Presenter: Justin Bowers, Project Manager - Natural Areas Conservancy

Join NY ReLeaf for our first state-wide webinar. The Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC) exists to restore and conserve the green and blue spaces of New York City in order to enhance the lives of all New Yorkers. In this webinar, NAC Project Manager Justin Bowers will talk about recent research done in NYC to create a detailed picture of the composition and condition of NYC's forests and wetlands. The study collected ecological data in over 1000 plots throughout the city and provided a wealth of data that contributed significantly to the create of the Forest Management Framework, a guiding document for forest restoration and conservation in NYC over the next 25 years.

This webinar is free, but registration is required (leaves DEC website).

Christina McLaughlin

2 Part Webinar WORKSHOP - NYC (Region 2) - 10 AM - Noon Dates TBD
Location: Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, Staten Island

"Creating Connections: Volunteers and Professionals"

Stay tuned for details on this 2-part webinar series featuring the speakers from the spring workshop

Christina McLaughlin

WORKSHOP - Southern Adirondacks (Region 5)
Location: Lake George Historical Association Courthouse

"Building and Maintaining Your Healthy Community Forest"

Fall dates TBD

Christina McLaughlin
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