Full course description
Despite strong regional and local goals to expand urban forests within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, implementation lags behind intentions. A major impediment to increasing urban tree canopy in many communities is a lack of adequate funding to plan and carry out tree planting and maintenance programs. This course provides municipal elected officials, their staff, and anyone involved in promoting the development and maintenance of thriving community forests with guidance on how to design an effective funding program to implement community forestry goals in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Module 1: Introduction to Urban Forestry (23 min)
Module 2: Elements of a Successful Urban Forestry Program, Part 1: Assess and Plan (15 min)
Module 3: Elements of a Successful Urban Forestry Program, Part 2: Maintain and Expand (20 min)
Module 4: Strategies for Funding Urban Forestry (32 min)
This MOST Center course was developed by the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland. A special thank you to the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for their partnership in developing the Financing Urban Tree Canopy Programs Guidebook from which the course was inspired.
Course Notice: Non-credit courses and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) do not post to the University of Maryland transcript and do not count towards a student's academic record. Neither a grade nor credit is earned. Students do not receive a University ID card and will not be granted access to University facilities such as recreation, transportation, and campus events. Non-credit students may access UMD Libraries as Visitors; see https://www.lib.umd.edu/about/visitors.
This is an Office of Extended Studies (OES) administered course.