1. Los Angeles Parks Job

    The National Parks Conservation Association is looking for the right person to serve as their Los Angeles Program Manager.   The Los Angeles Program Manager, as part of NPCA’s Pacific Region field operations, works in coordination with the Senior Regional Director and the Associate Regional Director, to implement NPCA’s strategic priorities in the region.   The Program Manager serves as the key point of contact for NPCA’s work in the Greater LA Area and covers the following national parks in LA and beyond: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park, Cesar Chavez National Monument, and Cabrillo National...
  2. Current Job Opportunities in Urban Forestry

    Volunteer Manager TreePeople, Beverly Hills Full time position. Salary commensurate with experience   The Volunteer Manager is responsible for managing the Volunteer Program including recruiting, orienting and placing volunteers to support TreePeople events, programs and departments. This position places emphasis on creating, supporting and retaining volunteer leaders. This role is central to the growth and success of TreePeople’s long range vision of inspiring a large number of Angelinos to take personal responsibility for the urban environment.   For a full description and information on how to apply, click here.   Urban Forester City of Santa Monica Full time position. $85,560...
  3. San Bernardino Youth Renew Parks and Streets

    Southern California Mountains Foundation’s Urban Youth Tree Corp Project, funded through grants made possible by California ReLeaf, CAL FIRE, and the Environmental Protection Agency, was a very successful and effective effort to engage inner city, at-risk youth in urban tree care at the local parks and on the streets. 324 youths were recruited and trained through 32 environmental education, tree care, and urban forestry workshops through the project.   The focal point of the project was tree care and field education and experience for the Urban Conservation Corps (UCC). The Southern California Mountains Foundation provides a workforce development program that...
  4. California Needs Urban Forests

    Ask anyone and they’ll most likely tell you they love trees. California’s cities and towns need trees, but not just to beautify the landscape. Trees do so much more!   Click on the infographic below to visit a fully interactive version on our website. The next time someone asks you, “Why trees?” you’ll have some pretty great answers.  
  5. President Obama, Ever Consider More Trees?

    You would have to live under a rock to not know that President Obama presented his State of the Union address to Congress and the country last night. During his speech, he talked about climate change, its effects on our country, and urged us to take action. He said:     Maybe you’re reading this and wondering, “What does climate change have to do with trees?” Our answer: a lot.   Annually, California’s existing urban forest of 200 million trees sequesters 4.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) while also displacing an additional 1.8 million metric tons each year....
  6. US Forest Service Chief Visits Urban Releaf

    Date: Monday, August 20, 2012, 10:30am – 12:00pm Location: 3268 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, California Hosted by: Urban Releaf Contact: Joann Do, (510) 552-5369 cell, info@urbanreleaf.org   US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell will be visiting Oakland on Monday,August 20, 2012 to view Urban Releaf’s greening and community building efforts.   Chief Tidwell will be awarding Urban Releaf with a $181,000 check of USDA Urban Community and Forestry funds to support our Green Street Research, Demonstration and Education Project as well as tree planting and maintenance throughout the city of Oakland.   Speakers for the ceremony include US Forest Service...
  7. Two Organizations Hiring

    Two California organizations that help grow trees, TreePeople and Bay Area Open Space Council, are hiring.   TreePeople is looking for a new Volunteer Manager. The Volunteer Manager is responsible for managing the Volunteer Program including recruiting, orienting and placing volunteers to support TreePeople events, programs and departments. This position places emphasis on creating, supporting and retaining volunteer leaders. To view the entire position announcement, click here.   Bay Area Open Space Council is searching for a new Executive Director. The Bay Area Open Space Council (BAOSC) is a unique regional coalition of over 65 land trusts, public agencies, cities...