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Urban & Community Forestry Models



Urban Forestry Case Studies

This collection of five case studies highlight different approaches that urban forestry groups and municipal offices have taken to incorporate urban forestry and voluntary carbon markets in their cities.  

Presentations & Webcasts

Carbon markets for US urban forestry: Attracting funds by offering local value (1.55 Mb PDF file), by E. Schadler, at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, February 28, 2012.

Urban forestry and implications for emerging voluntary carbon markets (1.72 Mb PDF file), by E. Schadler, at the Northern New England Forests Research Symposium, Burlington, VT, December 16, 2011.

Urban forestry & voluntary carbon markets (3.48 Mb PDF file), by E. Schadler at the International USA-Ukraine Symposium on Community Forestry & Carbon Science, Burlington, VT, June 27, 2011.

Facilitating carbon market participation in small scale and community-based projects, by C. Danks R. Beddoe, E. Schadler, and J. Wright, at Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Meeting and Conference, Burlington, VT, June 23-26, 2011.

Understanding the role of urban forests in voluntary carbon markets (2.58 Mb PDF file), by E. Schadler, Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Council Meeting, Burlington, VT, March, 2011.

Tapping carbon markets for urban forests, by E. Schadler and A. Erickson, Alliance for Community Trees Webcast, January 20, 2011.

2010 Site Visits and Research Trips

In June of 2010, UVM graduate student and project coordinator for the urban and community forestry research, Elise Schadler, spent time in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Philadelphia, PA  to conduct interviews and visit urban forestry sites.  The trip was focused on developing the case study for the CarbonPlus Calculator but also allowed Elise to meet with various urban forestry professionals and to gather perspectives about urban trees and voluntary carbon markets.

In September of 2010 Elise was able to travel to Portland, OR and Seattle, WA to conduct further interviews and to spend a day with the Cascade Land Conservancy in order to develop the case study for that organization's Carbon Mitigation Program.  

In November of 2010 Elise attended the Partners in Community Forestry National Conference in Philadelphia, PA.  The Alliance for Community Trees holds its Annual Member Meeting the day before the conference and at this event, Elise hosted a roundtable discussion about her research on urban forests and voluntary carbon markets and also developed a flyer to summarize her research and highlight some of the case studies. Click to see the research summary sheet for the Alliance for Community Trees Meeting.


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