Title

Effective Community Involvement in Urban Forestry Programs

Document Type

Conference Paper

Journal/Book Title/Conference

7th National Urban Forest Conference

Publisher

New York

Publication Date

9-16-1995

First Page

184

Last Page

187

Abstract

Community involvement in urban forestry often is viewed as simply enlisting volunteers to supply labor for planting or restoration projects. Such activity is a narrow interpretation of what community involvement should be. Community involvement must include residents who will be impacted by a project, involve them early and throughout the process, and ensure some citizen control over the process. Educational efforts should be considered as two way; urban natural resource professionals may have as much to learn and as great a need to change perspectives as the community impacted by a project.

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