Science Serving Society: Hot Topics in Urban Forestry Research
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Science Serving Society: Hot Topics in Urban Forestry Research

Science Serving Society: Hot Topics in Urban Forestry Research

Beth Larry, USDA Forest Service

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  • 1. U.S. Forest Service URBAN RESEARCH Science Serving Society Hot topics in urban forestry research Partners in Community Forestry National Conference November 7 2013 Istockphoto.com
  • 2. The Forest Service has a research mission.
  • 3. Forest Service scientists throughout the U.S. study urban forestry and environmental issues.
  • 4. forest inventory and management long-term ecosystem research services FS URBAN research water & human health & watersheds well-being green infrastructure urban sustainability
  • 5. Our scientists are regionally based, but they are a national resource.
  • 6. USDA Forest Service Urban Research Locations
  • 7. We focus on science application and relevancy.
  • 8. …Informing science-based decision-making that leads to livable, desirable, sustainable cities and urban places. building science capacity delivering knowledge & decision tools
  • 9. Our program emphasizes placebased, long-term, collaborative research.
  • 10. Ken Belt, USFS
  • 11. HOT TOPICS Morgan Grove, USFS TREES AND PUBLIC HEALTH
  • 12. HOT TOPICS URBAN TREE CANOPY (UTC) TOOLS
  • 13. HOT TOPICS thinkstockphoto.com SUSTAINABLE CITIES
  • 14. HOT TOPICS SUSTAINABLE CITIES www.urban-sustainability-rcn.org
  • 15. HOT TOPICS thinkstockphoto.com URBAN RESILIENCE
  • 16. thinkstockphoto.com HOT TOPICS
  • 17. HOT TOPICS ECOSYSTEM SERVICES….AND DISSERVICES understanding the uncertainty
  • 18. HOT TOPICS ECOSYSTEM SERVICES….AND DISSERVICES understanding the uncertainty
  • 19. HOT TOPICS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
  • 20. Morgan Grove, USFS “Far too often the poorest neighborhoods have the least amount of trees, and the least access to open space – where there is nature, its quality is questionable.”
  • 21. Beth Larry U.S. Forest Service Washington DC eblarry@fs.fed.us