Time: August 23, 2012 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Street: 2020 Clean Water Drive
City/Town: Buford, Georgia
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Georgia Urban Forest Council
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2012
Community Forestland Greenspaces:
The Case for Conservation and Management
This program will help communities that own woodland tracts learn about the natural resource value of their undeveloped urban acres and the balance between development and nature services. These lands contribute great value to the community in environmental goods and services and face increasing pressure to be converted to commercial and residential land uses leading to increased environmental costs and forest fragmentation. This program will address the need for and value of woodland management plans on public and private land tracts within Georgia’s communities. Speakers include Jeff Dorfman, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia, and Rebecca Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Natural Resources Economics, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia.
Registration fee: $35 GUFC members, $35 non-members
Lunch included. CEUs will be available.
Register at www.gufc.org.
The Georgia Forestry commission received a competitive grant from the US Forest Service to host this program. Scholarships are available for city and county managers, planners and policy makers that are interested in attending. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-377-0404 for more information.