Webinar Series


The Foundation recognizes the importance of legislative policies in shaping management decisions at broad scales and at the local level. To promote better understanding of policies influencing how forests in Maryland are managed, the Foundation hosts a free monthly webinar series to provide education and discussion on various aspects of forest and environmental policy. The Framing the Future webinars can be viewed live on the third Thursday of each month at 1 pm.

June 21, 2022 Dear Management in Maryland
Speakers : Luke , Macaulay Wildlife Management Specialist, University of Maryland Extension & George Timko, Deer Project Co-Leader, Maryland DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service

June 16, 2022 Forest Financing Innovations
Policy Incentives, Programs, & Challange

Speakers : Jason Y Lee, Director, Quantified Ventures & Michael Roberts, Deputy Director, Water Quality Financing Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment

May 19 2022 Forest Management for Climate & Carbon
Speakers : Elliott Campbell, Acting Director, Office of Science & Stewardship, Maryland DNR & Erin Gleeson, Director, Central Appalachians, Family Forest Carbon Program, American Forest Foundation

Mar 17, 2022 Urban Planning & Zoning
Implications for Tree Cover on a Metropolitan Scale

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Speakers : Michael Knapp Urban Forester Senior Permitting Specialist, Montgomery County DPS & Vincent Verweij Urban Forest Manager, Arlington VA, MWCOG Tree Committee

April 21 2022

Speakers : Reid Cook Director of Design, East Resource Environmental Solution (RES) & Rod Simmons Natural Resource Manager/Plant Ecologist City of Ecologist

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Feb 17, 2022 Regulating Non-Native Invasive Plant Species
Speakers : Eric Luedtke Majority Leader, Maryland House of Delegates & Jil Swearingen Invasive Species Specialist, In the Weeds Consulting

Jan 20, 2022 Policy Past and Present: Impacts on the Current Environment
Speakers : Dexter Locke, USDA Forest Service & Sacoby Wilson, UMD

Dec 16, 2021 The New State Five Million Tree Goal: Implications for Urban Communities
Speakers : Tony Bridges Executive Director, Blue Water Baltimore, Delegate of the 41st District (Baltimore City), Maryland House of Delegates & Andrea Crooms Director, Prince George;s County Department of Environment

Nov 18, 2021 Announcing a New Webinar Series