Planning Committee

The Vibrant Cities and Urban Forests: A National Call to Action Planning Committee is a group of passionate and motivated representatives from the USDA Forest Service, New York Restoration Project and numerous national urban forestry organizations and coalitions. These eleven planning committee members were tasked with reviewing and selecting the twenty-five task force members, as well as crafting the agenda for the April workshop in Washington, D.C. The active involvement of the planning committee member organizations will be essential to realizing the task force’s recommendations.

  • Jan Davis, USDA Forest Service
  • Alice Ewen, USDA Forest Service
  • Jennifer Hinrichs, Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition
  • Darin Johnson, New York Restoration Project
  • Jerri LaHaie, Society for Municipal Arborists
  • Leland Milstein, Alliance for Community Trees
  • Paul Ries, USDA Forest Service
  • Erika Svendsen, USDA Forest Service
  • Lynne M. Westphal, USDA Forest Service
  • Larry Wiseman, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

Facilitator: David Maddox, Sound Science

Staff: Sarah Pfeifer, New York Restoration Project; Christine Wisnewski, Sound Science

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