Catastrophic Storms and Urban Forests
Report (Research or Project)
A NUCFAC report to The Secretary of Agriculture following Hurricane Katrina and other 2005 storms.
"In the aftermath of recent storms, the National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) approved during their June 2006 meeting in Minneapolis a proposal to collect public testimony on the issue of catastrophic storms and urban forests. The goal was to use the widest array of ideas and cross-section of perspectives to develop recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on ways to mitigate this national problem.
"From across the nation we invited citizens, policy-makers, and tree professionals to share their input in places where urban forests have been hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf region, by ice storms in the Midwest, by tornadoes, by wildfires and other devastating storm events. This public forum input is an important planning tool for addressing the immediate and long-term impact of catastrophic storms on urban forests." [Executive Summary]
National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council
Washington, DC (US)
Disaster, Storms (hurricane)