NEW THIS WEEKADVOCACY: Update on the University of Minnesota Urban Forestry Professor Position
Thank you all for your support for the good work being done at the University of Minnesota on behalf of Urban and Community Forestry. It has been reported to MNSTAC that Gary’s position will be posted in the very near future with the intention of filling his position prior to the start of the fall 2020 semester. We appreciate the outpouring of support and will be inviting MNSTAC members to participate in the process of selecting the next professor. More details will be made available in the coming weeks. AWARDS:Community Forestry Award Nominations - DUE SOON!
It's time to submit your nominations for those folks performing outstanding work in MN community forestry. Nominations are due by Feb. 1, 2020. Visit the awards page on the MnSTAC website for more details and to download the nomination form. Awards will be presented at the 2020 MN Shade Tree Short Course. STUDENTS: AREA Travel Grant Program
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) encourages students to attend and present at our 2020 Annual Conference and Trade Show in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 9-12 of August. This event is an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals from around the world, to learn about some of the newest arboriculture and forestry research and techniques. JOB: Trees Forever Program Coordinator
Trees Forever is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to help Trees Forever meet its ambitious goals to plant and care for more trees in the Cedar Rapids metro and Corridor area. A primary focus of the Program Coordinator will be to lead Growing Futures, a program that engages a dynamic force of diverse young people planting and caring for trees in the neighborhoods most in need of greening. WEBINARS: Ticks, Mosquitoes & Our Health March 2020 Webinars - Minnesota Department of Health
This March, the Minnesota Department of Health is offering a series of five webinars that will focus on ticks, mosquitoes, and our health. Each of the webinars will cover similar information yet focus on answering questions that each particular type of audience may have. Expect to learn more about which types of ticks and mosquitoes live here in Minnesota, the health risks associated with them, and how to better enjoy the great outdoors by keeping ticks and mosquitoes away. ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTSTree Equity: Career Pathways Survey
We need your insight! Sharing this 10-question survey would be a stellar way to help us map the workforce development needs within our field.