Forests provide many benefits, but urban space is limited. Strategic management can be a pathway to inclusion through the creation of multifunctional vegetated spaces that provide co-benefits for all, with both ecological and community impacts.

Private landowners can also employ conservation techniques, after joining an incentives program from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Private lands constitute the largest parts of urban forests, and a great opportunity for conservation, growth, and shared stewardship.

This year, our Urban and Community Forestry team is working with the Connecticut Forest and Park Association to provide educational content on multifunctionality and private land management. You can join this or any of our Extension Forestry initiatives.



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