February 2020- BUFRG Researchers Vogt and Mincey present at Indiana Arborist Association’s 72 Annual Conference - Urban Forestry Program, January 21, 2020
Collective impact for tree planting and research in Northwest Indiana -The CommuniTree effort
CommuniTree is a multi-organizational, collaborative, grant-funded tree planting effort in Northwest Indiana, led by NIRPC and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and modeled after Collective Impact. In this presentation, I will discuss the framework behind the initiative, and present the results of research examining motivations for individual and organizational involvement in CommuniTree.
Speaker: Jess Vogt, Assistant Professor DePaul University, Department of Environmental Science & Studies
Urban Forests as Urban Green Infrastructure: A new spatial data platform to assess the resilience of the Indiana’s urban forests
This talk will address the work of the Urban Green Infrastructure Working Group within the IU Environmental Resilience Institute. The working group has partnered with Davey Resource Group and the IDNR Community and Urban Forestry Program Office to collect spatially referenced urban forestry data for a new spatial data platform available to the public. The platform will be discussed and the statewide data analyses are in process and will be presented.
Speaker: Sarah Mincey, Clinical Associate Professor, Indiana University, O’Neill SPEA