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Urban Woodlands Conservation and Restoration

Urban Woodland Workshop participants include representatives from the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Appalachian LCC, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, New York City Parks, New York Botanical Garden, University of Maryland, and Rutgers University. The goal is to identify and create opportunities for greater collaboration among urban woodland managers and researchers to connect and to share data and information.

Urban Woodland Conservation and Management Workshop, March 11, 2015 at NCTC

Urban Woodland Workshop participants include representatives from the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Appalachian LCC, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, New York City Parks, New York Botanical Garden, University of Maryland, and Rutgers University

Goal

Identify and create opportunities for greater collaboration among urban woodland managers and researchers to connect and to share data and information.

Objectives

1.  Ascertain the environmental and ecological effects of urban land use on urban woodlands and identify gaps in our understanding

2.  Establish conservation and restoration goals for urban, suburban, and exurban woodlands under climate change

3.  Identify long-term data and tools needed to restore and manage urban woodland ecosystems

8:00-8:20 Welcome and Introductions

  • Overview of the facilities, safety message, logistics, Peggy Sandrezsky, NPS Liaison
  • Introduction of Participants, Megan Nortrup (NPS), Facilitator
  • Overview of Goals and Objectives of the Workshop, Wayne Zipperer, Forest Service

Session I:  Research and Management

8:20-8:40 Environmental and ecological effects of urban land use on urban woodlands

Lea Johnson, University of Maryland, College Park

8:45-9:05 Conservation and management of urban woodlands

Helen Forgione and Kristen King, Natural Area Conservancy

9:05-9:35         Discussion. Identify break-out group questions

9:35-9:50        Break

Session II:  Data Sharing and Network Building

9:50-10:10 Long-term data and management tools needed for managing and restoring urban woodlands

Patrick Campbell and John Paul Schmit National Park Service

10:15-10:35 Obtaining, managing and sharing ecological data

Myla Aronson, Rutgers University

10:35-11:05     Discussion. Identify and Prioritize break-out group questions

11:05-11:30 Summary and Assignment to Break Out Groups

11:30-12:15 LUNCH in Commons (Bring your own, pay by the item, or buy a ticket at the store in Commons:  one entre ticket $9 or all you can eat $12)

Round Tables I

12:15-1:00 Break-out Groups:  111 IE, 103 IE, 104E, and 107 IE

1:05-1:55 All Reassemble in 111 IE; Report Back and Refine Questions and Priorities

Round Tables II

2:00-2:25 Break-out Groups:  111 IE, 103 IE, 104E, and 107 IE

2:30-2:45        Break

2:45-3:30 All Reassemble. Break-out Groups Report Out

3:30-4:00 Summary & Next Steps

Richard Pouyat, Forest Service

Agenda - March 11, 2015 Workshop

Urban Woodlands Conservation and Management Workshop. Organized and facilitated by the National Park Service to identify and create opportunities for greater collaboration among urban woodland researchers and managers working to restore and manage urban woodland ecosystems. To view the goals and objectives of the workshop, please open the workshop agenda.

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AGENDA Urban Woodland C&R Workshop NCTC 11 March 2015.docx — application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 23 kB (23822 bytes)

Participant List - Urban Woodland Workshop, March 11, 2015

List of invitees and participants for the Urban Woodland Conservation and Management Workshop held on March 11, 2015 at NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV

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Participants Urban Woodland Conservation and Restoration Workshop_11March15 NCTC.xls — Excel spreadsheet, 30 kB (30720 bytes)

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