Oregon Group Timber (OCT) and the Oregon Division of Forestry (ODF) are searching for candidates for the city forestry award program. For the previous 28 years, this system acknowledges the folks, communities and organizations within the state who’ve achieved excellent achievements and demonstrated management in city and group forestry.
The awards program has two functions: to rejoice Oregonians who perceive that wholesome city forests nurture thriving communities, and to encourage the help of group leaders.
Nominations will probably be submitted by Friday, February 17, 2023 on the newest.
The Particular person Award is given to a person who has made a big contribution to city forestry in Oregon. This may very well be tree planting and upkeep, partaking folks in group forestry, elevating consciousness about city timber, and defending Oregon’s city forests.
The Group Award is given to a enterprise, nonprofit college, or municipality in Oregon that actively helps more healthy communities via schooling, consciousness, advocacy, and funding in our city forests.
The President’s Award is chosen by the Chairman of OCT’s Board of Administrators. Acknowledges excellent contributions or lifetime achievements within the area of city forestry.
The Oregon Tree Metropolis of the 12 months is chosen by the administrators of ODF’s City and Group Forestry Program. For this award, ODF solely considers cities in Oregon acknowledged by the Arbor Day Basis as a U.S. Tree Metropolis. Usually, recipients have demonstrated city forestry efforts past the 4 core requirements of a Tree Metropolis and utilized for the Progress Award.
Since 1994, 81 people, 56 organizations and companies, and 24 Oregon Tree Metropolis of the 12 months have been acknowledged for his or her contributions to city and group forestry.
It is a choice of award-winning work achieved in Oregon to interact residents in city forestry and shield timber and deforested house in our communities:
• Tualatin 1996, Bridgeport Elementary College – Households within the Timber Competition
• Monmouth 1999, Monmouth Metropolis – Outdated Forest
• Sisters 2002, Sisters Excessive College – Group Tree Survey
• Hillsboro 2010, Clear Water Companies – Tree for All
• La Grande 2013, Metropolis of La Grande – Mainstreet Tree Planting
• Willamette Valley Ponderosa Pine Conservation Society, 2019 – Ponderosa Pine Legacy Mission
• Bandon 2022, Buddies of Bandon Parks – John Creek Park Land Acquisition
Recipients are chosen by the awards committee utilizing a factors matrix aligned with OCT’s mission to advertise wholesome city and group forests via management, schooling, consciousness and advocacy.
Chosen candidates are then accepted by the complete OCT board. Award winners obtain a letter of appreciation from OCT, a picket plaque engraved within the form of Oregon, and a public presentation by both OCT or ODF. The recipients’ names are additionally on show on the Oregon City and Group Forestry convention in June.