Minnesota’s underserved arborist population includes:
Racial and ethnic communities, including Native communities
Those living outside of the 7-county metro
The scholarship can cover:
Computer-based testing administrative fee,
and the Arborists’ Certification Study Guide.
This scholarship is being made possible through a grant from the USDA Forest Service. Tree City USA Virtual Conference
The Urban & Community Forestry Team at Minnesota DNR is excited to share a virtual learning opportunity with all of you doing important work within the municipal and urban forestry community. The Arbor Day Foundation is organizing the first-ever Tree City USA Virtual Conference to be held February 10th, 17th, & 24th, and aimed at Tree City USA representatives, urban foresters, tree board members, and city mayors. The conference is committed to helping you enhance the critical role that urban and community forestry plays in addressing climate change, environmental justice, and sustainable urban development. The conference will have educational content to help grow your program, discover innovative ways to manage trees, and connect with community members. Registration is free for all Tree City USA communities, and $30 for others.
Register here: https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecityusa/conference/ Rochester Arborist Workshop (RAW)
Join us for the 2021 Rochester Arborist Workshop: Virtual ‘Tree’age. This year’s event will be virtual and a half-day, but you can still expect the same great RAW programming! Topics include Emotional Rescue, All Bleeding Stops - Eventually, Lessons from Mountain Rescue, Aerial Rescue and more!
Register by January 31st for Early Bird Pricing of $60. February 1st the cost of registration will be $75. Students can register at a discounted rate.
Climbing Arborist (Maple Grove) 2021 Sustain Our Great Lakes RFP
The Sustain Our Great Lakes (SOGL) program is soliciting proposals to benefit fish, wildlife, habitat and water quality in the Great Lakes basin. The program will award approximately $8.5 million in grants in 2021 to improve and enhance: 1) stream, riparian and coastal habitats; 2) water quality in the Great Lakes and its tributaries, including a new focal area within Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Watershed. The program is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in partnership with ArcelorMittal, General Mills, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.D.A Forest Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service. Significant program funding is provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), a federal program designed to protect, restore and enhance the Great Lakes ecosystem. Partners supporting the funding available for projects in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan watershed include the Caerus Foundation, Crown Family Philanthropies, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Walder Foundation.
Producing Healthy Long-Lived Trees for Our Community Forest Thursday, January 21st @ 10am-11am
Healthy trees start with strong genetics and a strong root system. We'll discuss the importance of native, local seed sources, how to create a healthy root system that will support healthy trees and thus a vibrant community forest. We'll also discuss the advantages to working with nurseries to align goals for a successful and strong community forest.
Heather Byers is a native tree enthusiast and, along with her husband Brian, owner of Great Plains Nursery near Weston, NE. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2006 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Horticulture Production and shortly after started the business with a passion for growing and planting native trees and shrubs and sharing the importance of native plants for the ecosystem.
Performs manual and skilled forestry work involving the planting, maintenance, or removal of trees, stumps, and debris. Drives trucks and operates equipment in a tree maintenance operation. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required. Closing: 1/29/2021 4:30 PM CentralSouth Central and Southern Illinois Field Coordinator
The Trees Forever South Central and Southern Illinois Field Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and coordinating projects in Illinois. Download the full position descriptionSMA Job Board