The Urban and Community Forestry team at UConn is an action coalition of university and external partners dedicated to promoting the communal management of urban forests as a means to achieving just, equitable and resilient cities.
We believe ALL communities must be prepared to overcome the environmental challenges that affect them.
In Connecticut, this means dismantling barriers that detract its environmental justice communities from being as equitable resilient as the rest of the state.
Core members of the UConn team include faculty, staff and students from UConn Extension, UConn Natural Resources and the Environment, UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research, and UConn Hartford's Research on Resilient Cities, Racism and Equity who work alongside municipal staff, urban forestry professionals, and community members to develop and implement radical solutions to complex urban issues.
Global solutions for global problems:
The CAHNR Fellows Program will connect undergraduate students from UConn Waterbury and UConn Stamford to scholarships, experiential learning, and career training in the fields of food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences
Students gain real-world experience and technical training to support Connecticut’s forests and communities
A new UConn study explores how communities of color remain excluded from all that nature has to offer