Saturday, January 30, 2010

Santa Clarita provided Cal Fire with a demonstration of tree inventory & software.

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE VISITS CITY’S URBAN FORESTRY DIVISION
On Wednesday, January 13, the City of Santa Clarita provided California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) representatives with a demonstration of its tree inventory and Arbor Pro software. Cal Fire selected the City to present the demo to provide state foresters with an example of a city eligible for the state’s Urban Forestry Inventory Grant program.
The City provided examples of how it utilizes Arbor Pro software to manage the health, location and quantity of Santa Clarita’s extensive tree population. City staff also explained how local Urban Forestry efforts benefit the local community in regards to air quality, storm water and energy savings.
“The City is thrilled that the California Department of Forestry and Fire chose Santa Clarita as an example of a City eligible for its Inventory Grant program,” said Mayor Laurene Weste. “Their visit is a testament to the dedication of the City’s Urban Forestry staff toward maintaining Santa Clarita’s tree-friendly status.”
The California Department of Forestry and Fire’s Inventory Grant program provides approximately $1.5 million in grant funding to cities, counties, and districts in need of implementing or adding to an Urban Forestry or street tree inventory program.
For more information on the City’s demonstration to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, please contact Robert Sartain, Arborist for the City of Santa Clarita, at (661) 294-2518 or visit santa-clarita.com.


Release Date: 1/20/2010
Source: City of Santa Clarita - Link
Related: CAL FIRE State Board of Forestry - Link

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