20% of Baltimore’s tree canopy is in forested areas outside of parks. These spaces provide key environmental benefits for our community. Join us for the first Fantastic Forest Forum as we strategize to protect the woods. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
Fantastic Forest Forum Program!
9:00 Breakfast
9:30 Welcome/Keynote (Morgan Grove)
9:45 Into the Woods – Baltimore Green Space Gives a lightening overview of the work (Katie Lautar)
10:00 Prioritizing Preservation (Miriam Avins)
10:15-11:30 The Scientists Speak (TED-talk style)
Earth, Water, Air and Animals: Exciting News of Forest Patch Value (Matt Baker, Ann Hairston Strang, Ian Yesilonis, Anna Scott, and Colin Studds)
11:30-12:30 The People Speak (TED-talk style)
How Forest Care Makes a Difference in Communities (Charles Brown, Helene Perry, Butch Berry, Nancy Sonti, and Laura Ogden)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30 Policy Talk Back (co-moderated by Michael Galvin & Katie Lautar)
How can Baltimore’s forest patches pull their weight in meeting neighborhood, city, and state goals? Strategize with academic, nonprofit, city, state, and federal partners.