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Tuesday, August 9: ReLeaf Network Member Retreat & All-Conference Reception

Tuesday, August 9

4.5 ISA CEUS

7:30am: Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits

8:30am: Welcome | Cindy Blain & Haydi Danielson, California ReLeaf

9:00am: Snappy Scan of Network | TBD

9:30am: Local Advocacy: From the Elected’s Perspective | Cindy Montañez, TreePeople

10:15am: Break & Chat

10:30am: Volunteer Tree Steward Programs:  Lessons Learned | Doug Wildman, Friends of the Urban Forest & Gail Church, Tree Musketeers

11:15am: Friendraising in Fundraising | Lupe Solorio, Community Partners

12:00pm: Lunch – Sharing Adrenaline & Challenges

1:00pm: Growing the Canopy: Racial Justice | Leo Buc, Common Vision

3:00pm: Break & Networking

3:30pm: ReLeaf: Stategic Priorities & Projects

4:45pm: Closing (with group photo!)

5:00pm: Welcoming Reception for all Conference Attendees at Pico House Courtyard

6:15pm: Walking Tour: El Pueblo & Historic Trees


Wednesday & Thursday, August 10-11: The Power of Trees: Building Resilient Communities

Wednesday, August 10

9.5 ISA CEUS

7:30am: Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits

8:15am: Welcome & Expectations of the Day
Cindy Blain, Executive Director, California ReLeaf, and Nancy Hughes, Executive Director, California Urban Forests Council

8:45am: Welcome to Los Angeles: Trees as Infrastructure
Ted Bardacke, Los Angeles Director of Infrastructure

9:00am: The Power of Trees: Natural Capital in Cities
Gretchen Daily, PhD, Director of the Center for Conservation Biology & Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Stanford University
Host: Haydi Danielson, Co-Owner, Boething Treeland Farms

9:45am: The Power of Partners: A Multi-Agency Collaborative
Andy Lipkis, Founder & President, TreePeople
Host: Nancy Hughes, Executive Director, California Urban Forests Council

10:30am: Break & Book Signing

10:45am: The Power of Jobs: Tree Care, Diversity, and Community Education (Panel)
Host: Cindy Blain, Executive Director, California ReLeaf

Brigitte Orrick, Workforce Development Director, Tree Care Industry Association
Allegra Mautner, Tree Care Associate, Friends of the Urban Forest
Oscar Sanchez, Arborist Tree Care LA

11:45am: Greenspace and Psychological Health
Greg Bratman, Postdoctoral Researcher, Biology & Psychology, Stanford University
Host: Catherine Martineau, Executive Director, Canopy

12:15pm: Lunch, Book Signing, & California Urban Forests Council Awards Celebration

1:15pm: Urban Waters Partnership Model
Pauline Louie, Ambassador, Center for Watershed Health
Host: Miranda Hutten, Program Manager, Urban & Community Forestry, USDA Forest Service

1:45pm: Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Public Policy & Funding (Panel)
Host: Chuck Mills, Director of Public Policy & Grants, California ReLeaf

Emi Wang, Environmental Equity Manager, The Greenlining Institute
Alfredo Arredondo, Legislative Consultant, Conservation Strategy Group
David Haas, Regional Urban Forester, CAL FIRE

2:30pm: The Power of Diversity: Green 2.0
José González, Founder, Latino Outdoors & Green 2.0 Working Group Member
Host: Ray Tretheway, Executive Director, Sacramento Tree Foundation

3:15pm: Break

3:25pm: “Trees in Trouble” Screening & Community Education
Andrea Torrice, Filmmaker, Torrice Media
Host: Emily Spillett,
Program Manager, Davey Resource Group

4:15pm: California Research Projects (Panel)
Host: Rose Epperson, Executive Director, Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture (WCISA)

Miranda Hutten, Program Manager, USDA Forest Service – LA Urban Center
Andy Trotter, Vice President, West Coast Arborists – Tree Care for Birds and Other Wildlife
Erika Teach, Natural Resource Specialist, USDA Forest Service & Davey Resource Group – i-Tree Update
Jeff Reimer, Urban Forestry Technical Support, Cal Poly – 2016 Survey of California’s State of Urban Forestry
Igor Lacan, Urban Forestry Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension –  Study on Wood Decay Fungi and Tree Failure

4:55pm: End of Day Remarks & Logistics
Nancy Hughes, Executive Director, CaUFC, and Emina Darakjy, Street Tree Seminar

5:30pm: Reception at Pico House Courtyard

6:00pm: Reception Welcoming Remarks
Bill Funderburk, Commissioner, LA City Department of Water & Power

 

Thursday, August 11

7:30am: Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits

8:15am: Welcome Back!
Nancy Hughes, Executive Director, California Urban Forests Council, and Cindy Blain, Executive Director, California ReLeaf

8:30am: California’s Crown Jewels Under Attack
Greg McPherson, PhD, Project Leader, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station
Host: John Melvin, Staff Chief, Resource Protection & Improvement, CAL FIRE

9:00am: Climate Change and Weather
Mark Jackson, Meteorologist, National Weather Service & NOAA
Host: Delia Juncal, Landscape Development Coordinator, City of Oceanside

9:15am: Exploring Solutions & Rapid Response (Panel)
Host: Cindy Blain, Executive Director, California ReLeaf

John Kabashima, PhD, Environmental Horticulture Advisor Emeritus, UC Cooperative Extension
Igor Lacan, PhD, Urban Forestry Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension
Greg McPherson, PhD, Project Leader, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station

10:15am: Break

10:30am: Trees and Public Health: Saving Lives Through Urban Forestry
Elizabeth Rhoades, PhD, Climate Change Liaison, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Host: c

11:15am: LA Urban Center
Miranda Hutten, Program Manager, Pacific Southwest Region, USDA Forest Service

Patricia Winter, PhD, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service
Host: Elizabeth Skrzat, Program Director, City Plants

12:00pm: Your Top 2 Actions
Discussion & “Popcorn” Sharing

12:30pm: Closing Remarks
Haydi Danielson, Co-Owner, Boething Treeland Farms, and Emily Spillett, Program Manager, Davey Resource Group

12:45pm: Adjourn

 


 

 

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