Connect with our urban forest and gain the knowledge and skills to build and protect the tree canopy of Central Texas through our Urban Forest Steward course. Our urban trees face many challenges related to drought, development, and public use that threaten our valuable tree canopy. Citizen stewardship efforts can make a big difference in the health of our urban forest and the wellbeing of our community by supporting trees and the valuable benefits that they provide, including improved air and water quality, energy savings for residents, and a shaded sense of place for all citizens.
This course empowers Central Texans to care and advocate for the forests in their communities and wildlands through classroom, experiential, and service learning. Presentations and hands-on activities led by local professionals cover topics including Tree Biology, Arboriculture, Urban Planning & Design, Volunteer Leadership, and Sustainability. As part of the course, participants will develop their own stewardship projects and participate in volunteer events to connect with the urban forest and practice their stewardship skills.
Congratulations to our 2017 UFS graduates! We will host our next class starting in October 2017. Please check back in early September for information about the next course or sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates.
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