U.S. Forest Service

URBAN RESEARCH

Science Serving Society
Hot topics in
urban forestry research
Partners in Community F...
The Forest Service has
a research mission.
Forest Service
scientists throughout
the U.S. study
urban forestry and
environmental issues.
forest
inventory and
management

long-term

ecosystem

research

services

FS

URBAN
research

water &

human

health &

w...
Our scientists are
regionally based,
but they are a
national resource.
USDA Forest Service

Urban Research Locations
We focus on
science application
and relevancy.
…Informing science-based decision-making
that leads to livable, desirable, sustainable
cities and urban places.

building ...
Our program
emphasizes placebased, long-term,
collaborative research.
Ken Belt, USFS
HOT TOPICS

Morgan Grove, USFS

TREES AND PUBLIC HEALTH
HOT TOPICS

URBAN TREE
CANOPY
(UTC)
TOOLS
HOT TOPICS

thinkstockphoto.com

SUSTAINABLE CITIES
HOT TOPICS

SUSTAINABLE CITIES

www.urban-sustainability-rcn.org
HOT TOPICS

thinkstockphoto.com

URBAN RESILIENCE
thinkstockphoto.com

HOT TOPICS
HOT TOPICS

ECOSYSTEM
SERVICES….AND
DISSERVICES
understanding the
uncertainty
HOT TOPICS

ECOSYSTEM
SERVICES….AND
DISSERVICES
understanding the
uncertainty
HOT TOPICS

ENVIRONMENTAL
JUSTICE
Morgan Grove, USFS

“Far too often the poorest neighborhoods have the least
amount of trees, and the least access to open ...
Beth Larry
U.S. Forest Service
Washington DC
eblarry@fs.fed.us
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Science Serving Society: Hot Topics in Urban Forestry Research

  1. 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. 2. The Forest Service has a research mission.
  3. 3. Forest Service scientists throughout the U.S. study urban forestry and environmental issues.
  4. 4. forest inventory and management long-term ecosystem research services FS URBAN research water & human health & watersheds well-being green infrastructure urban sustainability
  5. 5. Our scientists are regionally based, but they are a national resource.
  6. 6. USDA Forest Service Urban Research Locations
  7. 7. We focus on science application and relevancy.
  8. 8. …Informing science-based decision-making that leads to livable, desirable, sustainable cities and urban places. building science capacity delivering knowledge & decision tools
  9. 9. Our program emphasizes placebased, long-term, collaborative research.
  10. 10. Ken Belt, USFS
  11. 11. HOT TOPICS Morgan Grove, USFS TREES AND PUBLIC HEALTH
  12. 12. HOT TOPICS URBAN TREE CANOPY (UTC) TOOLS
  13. 13. HOT TOPICS thinkstockphoto.com SUSTAINABLE CITIES
  14. 14. HOT TOPICS SUSTAINABLE CITIES www.urban-sustainability-rcn.org
  15. 15. HOT TOPICS thinkstockphoto.com URBAN RESILIENCE
  16. 16. thinkstockphoto.com HOT TOPICS
  17. 17. HOT TOPICS ECOSYSTEM SERVICES….AND DISSERVICES understanding the uncertainty
  18. 18. HOT TOPICS ECOSYSTEM SERVICES….AND DISSERVICES understanding the uncertainty
  19. 19. HOT TOPICS ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
  20. 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. 21. Beth Larry U.S. Forest Service Washington DC eblarry@fs.fed.us

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