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forest pathology from the University of Arizona and has over 45 years work experience in the horticulture, urban forestry and arboriculture industries. He is an ISA certified arborist and certified municipal specialist; American Society of Consulting Arborists registered consulting arborist; PNW-ISA TRACE instructor and certified tree risk assessor; and ISA TRAQ instructor and assessor. Forest Health Watch – Working Together to Monitor, Study & Understand Tree Health Issues in the Pacific Northwest Biosecurity is a shared responsibility. Our forests face critical threats from the global spread of tree pests and pathogens and the unprecedented rates of climate change. Of particular concern is the urgency for more information and greater capacity to monitor for new issues as we plant more trees for climate resiliency and move species for climate adaptation. Community science is one approach to address these pressing issues.The Forest Health Watch ( is a program to engage Pacific Northwest communities in tree health research and learning. Through multiple methods of engage- ment, community scientists are advancing knowledge and catalyzing efforts to discover solutions to pressing forest health issues in the region. The pilot project of the program was co-designed to investigate the dieback of western red cedar because it was iden- tified as a primary concern by many partners. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate how community scientists have contributed to the pilot project to accelerate research and foster shared understanding about the dieback of western red cedar. Speaker: Dr. Joseph Michael Hulbert | 1 CEU | 1 CFE Online Store: Dr. Joey Hulbert is a USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the WSU Research and Extension Center in Puyallup, Washington. He has a background in forest health that started with a BS degree in natural resources at WSU. Then he spent 4 years at Oregon State Uni- versity working and learning about Sudden Oak Death before traveling to South Africa to complete a PhD. He is also the Director of the Forest Health Watch program where he draws on his experience leading the Cape Citizen Science program during his doctoral degree at the Uni- versity of Pretoria. Through this experience, his background in forest health, and his

passion for public engagement in science, Dr. Hulbert engages communities in research about the consequences of climate change on the health of forests. Integrating Density and Forests for Climate-Resilient Cities Speaker: Zhaohua (Cindy) Cheng | 1/2 CEU | 1/2 CFE Online Store: Densification, increased building or population density, has been recognized and prac - ticed by many cities as a way to mitigate and adapt to climate change and other urban challenges, such as housing affordability, walkability, and access to amenities. Many terms, such as compact cities, complete neighborhoods, and transit-oriented communi- ties, are used to describe favorable urban development patterns that encourage higher density. Densification is also preferred as it constrains urban expansion and thereby minimizes the negative impacts of urban sprawl on surrounding ecosystems. However, within urban areas, densification has become a threat to urban forests, which indicates a weak integration amongst climate action, urban forestry and urban planning policies. This webinar explores the synergies and trade-offs between climate action, urban forest- ry and urban planning through an analysis of policies and related documents in Vancou- ver, BritishColumbia, and semi-structured interviews with key informants (i.e. manage- ment-level city staff, practitioners, and researchers) from Vancouver and surrounding municipalities within the MetroVancouver region.

Zhaohua (Cindy) Cheng is a PhD candidate at the Urban Natures Lab at The University of British Columbia (UBC). She has over five years of experience in community and youth engagement, climate change ad- aptation, student advising and engagement, and project management. Her PhD research focuses on exploring urban forest-based solutions for climate resilience and urban livability. Besides her PhD, she is a re- searcher at the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) and the Coordinator of the Bachelor of Urban Forestry Program at UBC.

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