Cascadia Regional Network
Breakthrough Convening on
Urban Forestry and Climate Change
October 29-30, 2014   Portland, Oregon


Video production and website by MJ Furniss & Associates
Videography by Oregon Street Studios and MJ Furniss

2015-03-26_10-36-31Workshop Summary document 

Jon Ruiz
City Manager, City of Eugene
Welcome and Introduction to the workshop

Introduction: Steve Adams and Eric Vines

Greg Nickels
Former Mayor of Seattle

Roberta Jortner
Senior Environmental Planner
Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Richard Gelb
Performance Management/Equity anSocial JusticLead,
King CountDept. of Natural ResourceanParks 

Jenn Cairo,  City Forester/ City Nature Zone ManagerCity of Portland
Mark Mead,  Forester, Seattle Parks and Recreation

Keith Warren
Director of Product Development, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Wholesale Nursery 

Jim Gersbach
Homeowner Education / Planting Crew Leader, Friends Of Trees

Jim Gersbach’s slides as PDF.  Opens in new window. Adjust windows and follow along.

John Mills and Discussion 
US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station

John Mills’ slides as PDF.  Opens in new window. Adjust windows and follow along.

Bart Johnson
Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon

Bart Johnson’s Slides as PDF.  Opens in a new window. Arrange windows and follow along.

Workshop discussion table reports

A wonderful video time-machine of Portland, OR, showing some urban forest gains over the years.

Urban Green Space and Vibrant Communities: Exploring the Linkage in the Portland-Vancouver Area

Urban Forests and Climate Change  US Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center

Urban forest tree carbon calculator

Forest and Grassland Carbon in North America  US Forest Service

Urban Forests – Trees Working Where People Do. American Forests site.  Highly recommended

Monitoring the urban forest: Case studies and evaluations

Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Urban Forests in the Puget Sound Region — /files/ Climate_Change_Final_Report.pdf

City of Portland Draft Climate Change Preparation Strategy —

City of Seattle Urban Forest Stewardship Plan 

City of Surrey Sustainability Charter

City of Surrey Climate Adaptation Strategy

City of Surrey Biodiversity Conservation Strategy —

Forterra’s Green Cities Program — /what_we_do/build_community/green_cities

Green Cities Research — /what_we_do/build_community/green_cities/green_cities_research Green Cities Toolbox — /what_we_do/build_community/green_cities/green_cities_research Green Seattle Partnership 20 Year Plan — /20-year-strategic-plan

Green Everett Partnership 20 Year Forest Management Plan —

King County (WA) Urban Forestry Climate Preparedness and Response —

King County (WA) Department of Natural Resources and Parks performance report —

King County (WA) Equity and Social Justice —

Urban Forestry Management Plan Toolkit —

Dr. Ed Gilman’s Landscape Plants website — Deep Root blog — /

Urban Tree Growth and Longevity Working Group — /

US Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change —

The Value of Green Infrastructure for Urban Climate Adaptation — /resource/the-value-of-green- infrastructure-for-urban-climate-adaptation/

Climate Change Adaptation Options for Toronto’s Urban Forest — /pdf/climate_change_adaptation.pdf

The Climate Action Reserve Urban Forest Carbon Protocol — /how/protocols/urban- forest/

Urban Forest Connections – USFS Webinar Series — Healthy Trees, Healthy People – Portland State University — /

Green Cities: Good Health – University of Washington — The Intersector Project —