Mon., Mar. 22 | Online Event

Let's Talk Trees: How do we manage the urban forest?

How do we decide? Managing the urban forest when everyone's "an owner." Dr. Tom Beckley, Forestry & Environmental Management, UNB
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Let's Talk Trees: How do we manage the urban forest?

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Mar. 22, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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"How Do We Decide? Managing the Urban Forest When Everyone’s an Owner" 🌳

Street trees, parks & trails, backyards, riverbanks, commercial & government-owned land – it’s all the urban forest. With thousands of users & owners with often diverse opinions, how to manage this human-dominated and complex natural ecosystem presents unique challenges. In this talk, learn how general forestry principles of inventory (understanding what you have), stakeholder analysis (who is involved, how & why), and public engagement (who gets a say on what) can be applied to work towards best-practice urban forest policy and management in cities like ours. Dr. Tom Beckley, a sociologist by training, is a professor in the UNB Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management whose interests include questions of public participation in resource management & policy; environmental sustainability, adaptability, & stewardship. He has spent much of the pandemic tromping around his 100-acre forest in Keswick Ridge, scheming, planning & dreaming about their future together.
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