Paul Ries

Collective Impact: A Framework for Urban Forestry Collaboration, Paul Ries

Tuesday May 3rd, 4:00pm, General Session

This presentation covers the concept of collective impact, and discusses how this framework can be used to manage urban forestry across multiple partnerships including on a regional level.  This reviews a regional urban forestry strategy we recently completed in the Portland Oregon area. 30-45 minutes suggested.

Paul RiesPaul D. Ries has over 25 years of urban forestry experience at the municipal, state, national, international, non-profit, and academic levels. Currently, he serves as an Instructor and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry program at Oregon State University (OSU) and manages the Urban and Community Forestry Assistance program for the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

At OSU, he teaches online urban forestry courses and is the lead curriculum developer for new undergraduate and graduate degrees in urban forestry.  For ODF, he directs a statewide program that provides technical, financial, and educational urban forestry assistance to cities, community groups, and non-profit organizations.

Paul also holds a Type 1 national qualification as a public information officer responsible for community relations, public information, media outreach, and internal communications on wildfire incidents.  He received a MS degree in Natural Resources from the Ohio State University, has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 1988, and currently serves on the ISA Board of Directors.