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2022 Urban Forest Symposium – Restoring Ancestral Stewardship with Community & Our Urban Forests

October 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT

This year, the Symposium will be held in the fall—a new time for us—at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House on the UW Seattle campus, with options to attend in-person or online. This year’s program aims to bridge the gap between tribal practices and local government, fostering the kinds of partnerships that can interweave community, access, ancestral stewardship, and current management practices that all work towards collaborative stewardship of our urban forests. Co-management of our urban forests is essential to their success, and we intend for this symposium to be an opportunity to harmonize community needs with policies that are consistent with Treaty Trust obligations, bringing together many different urban forestry interests and perspectives and finding a path forward.

Presenters will focus on hands-on approaches to problem solving, policies, access barriers to resources, and overall health and well-being indicators in our urban forests. Weaving together stories, science, and heritage knowledge, we aim to ensure the inclusion of tribal perspectives in urban forestry practices. We hope to see you there!

Meeting time: Thursday, October 6, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Co-hosted by University of Washington Botanic Gardens and PlantAmnesty
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, UW Seattle campus, 4249 Whitman Court, Seattle, WA 98195


Cost: $85 in-person (includes lunch), $30 remote attendance
Discounts available for Indigenous attendees, students, corps members, and financial aid requests.

Program information and registration available at: http://bit.ly/urban-forest [bit.ly] or https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/education/adults/conferences-symposia/urban-forest-symposium/


Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment
The Nature Conservancy
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
West Seattle Garden Tour

King Conservation District



October 6
9:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT


University of Washington Botanic Gardens


Intellectual House
UW Seattle campus, 4249 Whitman Court
Seattle, WA 98195 United States
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