Neighborhood Flyways Symposium

Apr 6
Hosted by:Seattle Audubon Society
April 6, 2017 at 2:00pm to
April 6, 2017 at 7:00pm
Town Hall Seattle map 1119 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98101

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Neighborhood Flyways Symposium: Partners for Seattle’s Tree Canopy

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 2PM-7PM

Town Hall Seattle

Pre-registration ends at 4:30PM, Wednesday, April 5. Additional registrations are welcome at the door, beginning at 1:30PM, the day of the event.


Seattle Audubon has developed a 4-year Neighborhood Flyways campaign to restore and connect the tree canopy across Seattle. Please join us as we discuss:

  • Urban forestry opportunities and challenges
  • Seattle's density policies and tree ordinances
  • Private and public urban re-forestation programs
  • Environmental justice and community engagement
  • Green infrastructure and ecosystem services planning
  • Investment in carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change
  • Restoring urban and natural habitats for birds, wildlife, and human communities



2:00 - 4:15 Introductory presentations

  • John Brosnan, Seattle Audubon executive director, speaking on behalf of Neighborhood Flyways, tree canopy conservation, and restoration for bird habitat.

  • Jana Dilley, Trees for Seattle program manager, Seattle Public Utilities, speaking to the City of Seattle's efforts to engage the community in caring for our urban forests.

  • Michelle Caulfield, deputy director of Seattle's Office for Sustainability and Environment, speaking on city density policies and tree ordinances.

  • Mark McPherson, executive director at the Urban Forest Carbon Registry, on generating new funding for the many ecosystem services provided by urban trees. 

  • Sean M. Watts, director of community engagement at Seattle Parks Foundation, speaking to genuine community organizing and justice challenges and opportunities. 

  • Chris Hilton, urban partnerships director at the Nature Conservancy, speaking to the role of trees in green infrastructure and benefits of nearby nature. 

4:15pm - 5:00 Social time, snacks, and networking

5:00pm - 6:00 Panel discussion and audience Q&A

6:00pm - 7:00 Define advocacy priorities and next steps


This event is free to the public, thanks to a grant from the Horizons Foundation. The International Society of Arborists is offering continuing education credits for participating.

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